The leggy Padmaavat Actress Deepika Padukone adds another feather in her cap by scoring a sweet spot on the Time’s 100 Most Influential People List of 2018. She also happens to be the only Indian actor to get a spot on this list.Deepika made her highly anticipated Hollywood Debut opposite co-star Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. This list also features renowned Hollywood artists like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Coogler etc. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Drugs Case: Statements of Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor to be Part of NCB Charge Sheet
“When Deepika Padukone came in to read for one of the Fast and the Furious films, I knew instantly I was in the presence of someone very special. As soon as she entered the room, there was a synchronicity, a synergy, a chemistry – it promised great things to come. Her schedule didn’t work for that movie, but I never gave up. She was the first role we cast in ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. She said, ‘I want to do this movie, but if I do, you have to come to India.’ Thank God I made that deal,” Diesel wrote. Also Read - Deepika Padukone – Levis Advertisement Controversy: What It Is All About?
“Making that movie, Deepika took committed to a whole other level. That’s who she is as a performer. She wants the whole movie to shine, which is a rare thing. Anyone could talk about how beautiful she is, and anyone could tell you about her unmatched comedic timing. But she isn’t just a star. She’s an actor’s actor, dedicated to the craft,” he further added. Also Read - Deepika Padukone’s Rs 12,500 Oversized Shirt Deserves a Place in Your Closet| See Viral Photos
“So often in the entertainment industry we deal in stereotypes, and people get stuck in certain markets. Deepika is the best Earth has to offer. She’s not just here to represent India; she’s here to represent the world,” he said.
This is the 15th year for Time’s most influential people list that honours people who stand out for their contributions. Deepika Padukone’s was last seen in the controversial yet successful movie Padmaavat. She will be seen in Vishal Bharadwaj’s latest project called Sapna Didi which is based on a Mumbai Mafia queen opposite Irrfan Khan. This duo have earlier been seen together in Piku