Bollywood Diva Deepika Padukone is ruling Bollywood for the past few years. Since the release of her debut flick – Om Shanti Om in 2007, her name has been counted among A-grade actresses of the industry, and as years passed by, she has improved only in terms of her acting skills and her transformation from a model to the most beautiful girl of Bollywood. Like several south beauties before, she too conquered Bollywood – both in terms of acting potential and physical beauty.
In the past 9 years or so, Deepika has worked with less number of A-grade superstars of the industry except King Khan, yet created a niche of her own, proving that she is the ‘Lady Superstar of the industry’ similar to South Indian beauty queens like Vyjayantimala, Hema Malini, Rekha, Sridevi, Shilpa Shetty and Aishwarya Rai who proved their versatility in the Hindi film industry.
Since 2012 with the releases of movies like Cocktail, Chennai Express etc she never looked back, and rose to No: 1 position in Bollywood. She has refused to come to no: 2 position after that with a series of hits in a row. Numerous chartbuster songs have been pictured on Deepika, and it’s a difficult task to list 10 of her best songs. Yet I would like to pick my favourites. I think Shreya Ghoshal’s voice is linked with Deepika to some extent.
1. Mein Agar Kahoo of Om Shanti Om – Let me start off with the most melodious duet of her debut film, Mein Agar Kahoon. All the songs were noticed. But this duet by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam was one of the best songs of the year. Deepika too looked extremely beautiful in this song.
2. Titli of Chennai Express – She was paired with Shah Rukh Khan for the second time in Chennai Express and this comedy film was a huge blockbuster. Lovely pictured in the backdrop of south Indian art forms and nature’s beauty, the song was sung by Gopi Sunder, Chinmayi and Srimathumitha, the voices which are not used in Bollywood regularly.
3. Manwa laage of Happy New Year – Deepika worked with Shah Rukh Khan in three movies, and all were major hits at box office with some nice romantic songs. Though she performed in the item song, Lovely sung by Kanika Kapoor, my pick would the romantic track sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika together performed for an item song – Love Mera Hit Hit for the movie Billu. Also read: Top 10 Songs of Deepika – Shreya combination.
4. Nagada Sang Dhol of Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela – One of the best dance songs pictured on Deepika, the film has been in limelight for Deepika’s off screen relationship with her co-star Ranveer Singh. Shreya Ghoshal’s was successfully used in this Deepika’s song too.
5. Deewani Mein Deewani of Bajirao Mastani – After the grand success of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela, the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali re-used the pair for his dream project, Bajirao Mastani. Deewani song became the highlight of the film, and once again Shreya Ghoshal proved her to be the best voice for Bollywood’s top actress.
6. Chor Baazari of Love Aaj Kal – Apart from Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh, she has been most successful with Saif Ali Khan. In fact her film, Cocktail aside Saif proved to be a career breakthrough role. All the songs of Love Aaj Kal were huge chartbusters, and the movie was a modern take on romance. Later they worked together for Race 2 and Aarakshan.
7. Uff Teri Ada of Karthik Calling Karthik – One of the major films of her first phase of film career, she was paired with Farhan Akhtar for this thriller. This dance number was extremely popular when got released.
8. Balam Pichkari of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – A huge chartbuster, the movie witnessed the amazing screen pair Deepika and Ranbir Kapoor sizzling silver screen once again after a big break. Their fans too welcomed the hit jodi with a loud noise of applause and the movie was a huge hit at box office.
9. Khuda Jaane of Bachna Ae Haseeno – The movie witnessed amazing screen pairing of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika, and the movie was a box office hit too. The song was lovely pictured and sung by KK and Shilpa Rao.
10. Be Intehaan of Race 2 – A soft romantic number, pictured on Deepika and Saif Ali Khan, the song was very popular. The song was sung by Atif Aslam & Sunidhi Chauhan.
Though I have completed 10 songs of my choice, I would like to add a few more extremely popular songs – Title track of Dum Maro Dum, Ache Lagte Ho of Aarakshan, Party on My Mind of Race 2, Kabira and Dilliwaali Girlfriend of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Love Mera Hit Hit for Billu, Kamli of Happy New Year, Tere Naina of Chandini Chawk to China, Oh Girl You’re Mine and Papa Jaag Jaayega of Houseful, Adhoore of Break Ke Baad, Tumhi Ho Bandu of Cocktail, Aakhon Mein Kahi of Om Shanti Om, Yeh Dooriyaan of Love Aaj Kal, Pinga of Bajirao Mastani etc. The list is not ending here………