Back in 2003, Aishwarya Rai was on the cover of India Today as part of a story that spoke of her global influence. Now, 10 years later, this is the first time that the magazine has put another Bollywood actress on the cover. This time around, Deepika Padukone sizzles on the November issue of India Today, and is hailed as the new Dream Girl. The inside story talks of Deepika’s rise to popularity, and the films that have taken her there – Cocktail, Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express.
Cocktail (2012): Rs. 74 crores
Race 2 (2013): Rs. 96.4 crores
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013): Rs. 185.85 crores
Chennai Express (2013): Rs. 218.15 crores
2013 has been quite a year for the actress, but we’re not even done yet: she has Ram-Leela hitting the big screen in just over a week, and the buzz for that one is already good.
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