Deepika Padukone strikes hattrick with ‘Ram Leela’

‘Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and now ‘Ram Leela’, Deepika Padukone has scored hattrick with ‘Ram Leela’ success. She has created a niche in Bollywood with her hard work and dedication. Hailed from a non-filmy background, the long legged actress with sheer determination went ahead and tried her hand in different roles and showed her acting caliber in Hindi cinema.

She is receiving rave reviews for her performance as Leela in ‘Ram Leela’ from experts.  Versatility is the trademark of the actress, in her short filmy career, she has enacted variety of roles and she proved excellent in every character.

Sarang Chandak of Shri Rang Films said that Deepika's performance was 'outstanding'.

"I believe the film will have a very impressive run at the ticket windows. Deepika not only looks stunning in the film, she has also delivered an outstanding performance," Chandak said.

Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines feels that Deepika has contributed to film's success and added that the actress has emerged as a "sure-shot success at the box office this year".

In 'Ram Leela', Deepika played a modern Juliet and Ranveer Singh a modern Romeo. The film is set at the backdrop of Gujarat in violent times.

Said Debashish Dey of Aum Moviez, West Bengal said, "Thanks to Deepika and her success with her previous releases, the response to afternoon shows improved. Expectations are at an all-time high."

Deepika, daughter of ace badminton player Prakash Padukone, forayed into Bollywood with Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ alongside Shahrukh Khan.  She then starred in films like ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Break Ke Baad’, ‘Aarakshan’ and ‘Desi Boyz’, but it was ‘Cocktail’ which turned Deepika’s career. Her portrayal as modern day girl Veronica in ‘Cocktail’ introduced Deepika’s potential to the industry.

She will next be seen in ‘Finding Fanny’ set in Goa with Arjun Kapoor and Farah Khan's ‘Happy New Year’ with Shahrukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan.