Deepika Padukone recently received the Yahoo! Search Buzz Award 2008 in Mumbai. Says a source close to Deepika, "While Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor are vying with each other to be voted the sexiest actress in B-Town, Deepika has quietly emerged ahead of them. She was given an award for the Most Searched word in the entertainment category. The awards have been announced on the basis of the most searched keywords for 2008 and the searches are performed by users of Yahoo! India."
The source adds, "This is quite surprising considering Deepika is just three films old and one would have thought that actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Bachchan would have been voted in terms of popular appeal." The website is also planning a television show on the Search Awards which will be promoted and aired on their television partner's channel in late May. Reacting to the news, Deepika says, "I am a bit surprised but it's fun. They presented me with an award so I have one more to add to my collection now."
It definitely gives Deepika an edge above the rest considering she's still a newbie while the others in contention (Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee among others) have done many films. Says Deepika diplomatically, "That doesn't matter as the other actresses also must have received awards at some point. It's about enjoying the moment and having fun. It all stems from loving what I do being an actor."
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