Deepika Padukone is one of the biggest actresses today in Bollywood. She has had an enviable fan following since her first Hindi film Om Shanti Om (2007) and with each passing film, her popularity has increased. The way she delivered 4 back-to-back hits in 2013 was a huge feat. She also features in the recently released film Pathaan in which her presence contributed a lot, especially in enhancing the hype.
Race 2, Padmaavat, Pathaan: All three films of Deepika Padukone, which were released on January 25, were HUGE hits; Republic Day is for Deepika what Eid is for Salman Khan
Pathaan has emerged as a historic hit and it was released on January 25. Interestingly, this is the third hit film of Deepika which was released on the said day.
10 years ago, Race 2 (2013), co-starring her Pathaan co-star John Abraham along with Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel, arrived in cinemas on January 25. Though it got mixed word of mouth, it was the first hit of the year as it managed to collect Rs. 100.45 crores.
In 2018, Deepika Padukone fronted Padmaavat and was released in cinemas amid a lot of drama and controversy. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, which also starred Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, was accused of hurting religious sentiments before release. The matter became so serious that it was banned in four major states. Yet, it put up incredible numbers in states where it was allowed to release. It ended its glorious run with collections amounting to Rs. 302.15 crores!
And now Pathaan is also on its way to creating history. In its five-day extended weekend, it has set new records, shocking and surprising the trade and industry. The film has collected nearly Rs. 280 crores in five days and is certain to cross the Rs. 400 crore mark and even the Rs. 500 crore mark, thus crossing the lifetime earnings of the biggest Hindi hit ever, Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion (2017), which stands at Rs. 510.99 crores.
That’s not all. The next release of Deepika Padukone, Fighter, is also releasing on January 25! It’ll be out in 2024 for which she reunites with Pathaan director, Siddharth Anand. Hrithik Roshan is paired opposite her and this pairing itself has generated immense hype for the film as it was a jodi waiting to happen for a long time. The film is India’s first aerial action thriller and also co-stars Anil Kapoor. With so many factors going in its favour and that it’s releasing on Deepika’s lucky day, one can’t help but expect Fighter to break all records as well.
An industry insider remarked, “Just like Eid has been reserved for Salman Khan, similarly, January 25 should be reserved exclusively for Deepika Padukone!”
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