Viral photo of Deepika Padukone as background model for Fardeen Khan puts life in perspective


Deepika Padukone is arguably one of the most-sought-after Bollywood actresses with her brand value being estimated in crores. With 31.5 million followers on Instagram, she is one of the most followed Indian celebrities on the photo and video sharing social media platform. However, not many would know that Deepika Padukone had a very humble beginning in Bollywood. Today’s famous actor once had to work as a background model at fashion shows for actors, who have now fallen off the radar in the Hindi film industry.

Deepika Padukone
Photo: Free Press Journal

An old photo of Deepika walking the ramp at a fashion show, where Fardeen Khan was the event’s showstopper, has gone viral. The event in question was in 2005 in Mumbai, when Deepika was trying to gain her foothold in the entertainment industry as a small time model. In the photo, Deepika (circled above) could be seen walking the ramp as one of many background models for Fardeen, who’s now slipped into an oblivion of sorts.

Deepika got married to actor Ranveer Singh last year in a lavish wedding ceremony in Italy’s Lake Como in December. The couple had then hosted two separate receptions in Bengaluru and Mumbai respectively with top Indian celebrities turning up at those functions.

This photo is a reminder of how fortune changes and why one’s stardom can soon turn into ignominy today’s nobody could become tomorrow’s most successful individual.

Deepika has just returned from Paris as she informed her fans on Instagram by posting a photo of Eiffel Tower with caption, “Au Revoir Paris.”

On professional front, the Padmaavat star is likely to start filming for Meghna Gulzar’s Chappak where she plays the real life character of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.


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