It is said that Marathi born women can never be actresses because they look like kaam waali bais (exception madhuri dixit). Deepika Padukone has all the qualities of a typical Maharashtrian girl. She is not fair,has a Harsha Bhogle-ish smile and has Baba Ambedkar-accent. To top it all, she is awkwardly tall and has a pencil like monotonous figure. U cannot make a difference between her waist and boobs. Both are of the same size.It doesn’t help that she is a non-actor. In her first film, Farah khan used her intelligently as she dubbed her voice, that took the Baba Ambedkar angle away. She wore Indian outfits for major part of the film because Farah knew she has figure of a typical Maharashtrian man.
But she was exposed in her second film itself in BAH. Then came CCTC where she was aweful as the Chinese sister. She realised that her OSO bubble had burst and her non-act is out in the open. She realised that her contemporaries are doing much better and they can act better too.So since 2009,she remodelled her career what she perceives as the modern girl – the “Chaddi phenomena”. She thought- ‘ what I lack in talent, I will make up for it by wearing shorter Chaddis in my films. I will drink in all my films, dance on the table and will ask my hero “agar tum mera fayeda na uthao, tu mera pi ke kya fayeda”. ‘This will make me look rebellious from other actresses. I will create a niche for myself and I will be the wet dream of all Horny Indian men.’
If you observe,she has followed a certain pattern in her filmography:
So we observe the narrative of her career,it revolves around her Chaddi and drinking pattern. My objection is why does she try these things in Rom Com films? It doesnt suit the ambiance and the mood of the film when she is competing in the length of her shorts with her co-stars. Instead she should go all out and attempt some erotic thrillers like Basic Instinct or Unfaithful. Her brand positioning and her choice of films have a gross mismatch and hence she becomes the “Slutty Savitri” of our times.
As we talk, she has already added another slutty savitri character to her resume. Cocktail is poised for release in near future. Then there is another similar film with bf Ranbir. Before that she was with Sid Mallya, before than with Ranbir again and before that, with Hiren Pandya. She is wasting herself in wrong roles and wrong films.