Deepika Padukone is, literally, everywhere. From playing Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati to being the femme fatale in Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage to now being chosen as Vanity Fair magazine’s Hollywood’s Next Generation, Deepika is winning the world. Oh wait, Deepika is also Bollywood’s highest paid actress now reportedly having got Rs 12 crore cheque for Padmavati (bye bye Kangana Ranaut).
The actress sizzles in a red outfit in Vanity Fair as she is seen exiting a car. For India’s next Hollywood star, Deepika Padukone in that red Gucci outfit is just styled right — sexy, sophisticated and out to win.
Vanity Fair has also included other young actors such as Elizabeth Debicki from The Great Gatsby and The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Lily Collins who played Snow White in Mirror, Mirror, and Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough, who was seen in Mad Max: Fury Road.
The magazine also spoke to Deepika during the shoot, producing a behind-the-scenes video. “It’s always comfort over anything else. You need to feel complete, you need to feel like you are wearing the clothes and the clothes aren’t wearing you,” Deepika said about her personal style. And for everyone who wants to know how Indian this star is, here goes: “If I had a choice between a gown and a sari, I’d wear a sari.
Deepika was also interviewed by Vanity Fair and here is what she had to say…
HOMETOWN: Bangalore, India
BIG BREAK: Om Shanti Om
STYLE ICON: My mother
VINYL OR MP3: Vinyl
BOOK OR KINDLE: Book
TAKE-OUT ORDER: Pizza
KARAOKE NUMBER: Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” or Mariah Carey’s “Hero”
GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate cake
EMBARRASSING HABIT: To clean up whatever space I am in
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL: Love love love early mornings!
ROLE MODELS: Cricketer Rahul Dravid, Roger Federer, and her father
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