Variety has been the key in the career of actress Deepika Padukone, who turned 29 on Monday. The New Year will be no different with three movies as different as Piku, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani slated for release.
In Shoojit Sircar's Piku, she will be seen teaming up with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. She will play his onscreen daughter in the movie which is said to be about the father-daughter relationship.
Then in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic period drama Bajirao Mastani, Deepika will share screen space with her rumored boyfriend Ranveer Singh.
This apart, she will also scorch the screen with her former beau Ranbir Kapoor in Tamasha. Deepika's film career started off with a bang in Bollywood with Shahrukh Khan-starrer Om Shanti Om in 2007.
She consolidated her spot among the top rung Hindi film actresses when she gave four back-to-back hits in 2013. In the year gone by too, Deepika continued to rule the hearts of many.
She came together with King Khan once again for musical heist drama Happy New Year, which had a bumper opening. The movie, which featured the actress as an enthusiastic dancer named Mohini, earned a record Rs.44.97 Cr on the first day of its release.
Deepika also experimented with Homi Adajania's English language Bollywood entertainer Finding Fanny, and she was also seen with megastar Rajinikanth in Kochadaiyaan, touted as India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film.