It’s no secret now that Deepika Padukone has successfully shut her detractors as she emerges as a force to reckon with at the box office with Padmavaat. It sure is admirable how DP has risen from strength to strength to bag the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus and been paid more than her male co-actors for the same! She is unflinching and self-assured while admitting that if she is getting a preferential treatment by filmmakers— at the time when women actors all over the world are struggling for equal pay—‘she deserves it’. She definitely is in a good space now as she interacts with the media, enjoying every bit of adulation that is coming her way and why not? The actor has proved her mettle from being a non-performer to blooming into one of the most efficient actors in the industry today.
It sure is her moment to shine and the Bajirao Mastani star is seen making most of it. Cashing on the success of Padmavaat ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has roped in DP as a muse to his latest collection, ‘Guldasta’ meaning a bouquet. This couldn’t have happened at a better time, as we can see the talented star’s career is at a full bloom presently! Decked in a pretty ‘Bengal Red’ benarasi weave with heavy jhumkis to boot, Deepika channels her inner Rani looking fierce and beautiful all at once. Her steely gaze shines through other adornments, highlighting her inherent beauty. In an equally ethereal next shot, the Bajirao Mastani actress is dressed in a lovely pearly organza silk saree with an emerald choker perfectly contrasting it. She sure looks like a painting captured in a time capsule in this particular look. Check out pictures and videos to know what we are saying and you will agree with us.
Up next, Deepika Padukone has Vishal Bhardwaj’s Sapna Didi in her kitty. She will be seen playing a dreaded Mumbai mafia queen in this flick. Excited, much?
The homes of North Calcutta always fascinate me. Through winding lanes and decrepit alleys, one often stumbles upon ‘Paradise lost’. Humble tea stalls, crumbling book binding factories and dingy mustard oil presseries make way for forlorn palaces and music rooms of erstwhile ‘zamindars’. A lesson in sheer hedonistic maximalism. Osler and Baccarat chandeliers, completely engulfed in a shroud of cobwebs occasionally twinkling in the late afternoon sunlight, Devonshire china holding on for dear life on creaky cabinets, jostling for space amidst hand-painted tin and an occasional Lifebuoy soap perched precariously on a silver salver. Works of great European and Bengali masters co-existing in communal harmony with a calendar from a local pharmaceutical company, a withering taxidermy and Fuji-colour rendered black and white family portraits. As a parakeet and a cockatoo chirp in unison from the courtyard, my fingers swipe the dust from the walls to unveil yet another treasure. A hand-painted wallpaper from Paris, finely outlined with 18 carat gold! And one thought one knew the city! Video Courtesy: Sabyasachi #Sabyasachi #TheWorldOfSabyasachi #TheSabyasachiArtFoundation #DeepikaPadukone #AsianPaints #Nilaya #SabyasaschixAsianPaints #SabyasachiForNilaya @worldofnilaya @asianpaints @deepikapadukone
In 2002, I rented my first apartment. And moved in there with my tailors and pattern makers. It was all under a thousand square feet. It would become my home, my factory and my atelier! I hand-painted the walls in ‘Bengal Red’ with motifs of flora and fauna inspired by the tree of life! The horses back then did look like rabbits and one bird I am sure looked a bit like a nondescript reptile. Old habits die hard and so a better version of the tree of life makes a second appearance. In Coromandel Red – dextrously hand-painted by The Sabyasachi Art Foundation. Video Courtesy: Sabyasachi #Sabyasachi #TheWorldOfSabyasachi #TheSabyasachiArtFoundation #DeepikaPadukone #AsianPaints #Nilaya #SabyasaschixAsianPaints #SabyasachiForNilaya @worldofnilaya @asianpaints @deepikapadukone