The movie Chennai Express has been etched in the minds of people. SRK’s act and the songs of the movie are remembered to date. Hear the name ‘Meenamma’ and there’s only one name that comes to mind – Deepika Padukone! The stunning performance in the movie cemented her position as the ‘Queen of Bollywood’.
Deepika started her career with Om Shanti Om with SRK. With this movie, the two shared screen space again and even lit it on fire. At the time of the release of Chennai Express, Deepika was at an interesting juncture of her career. She had delivered back to back hits in the form of Cocktail and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Chennai Express helped her cement her position as the reigning queen of Bollywood. The movie Chennai Express celebrates its 8th anniversary today.
Deepika Padukone’s Southern character, in the action-comedy, was loved by all. Her signature dialogues and scenes from ‘Thangabali’ to ‘Bakwaas Dictionary’ continue to flood social media platforms.
With the film celebrating 8 years today, in a way, Deepika too celebrates 8 years of reigning on the numero uno spot in the Hindi film industry – a significant feat that very few have managed to achieve in their career span.
The actress has consistently managed to hold the ‘Queen of Bollywood’ title for several years in a row now and with her exciting slate of films from Mahabharata, Nag Ashwin’s Pan-Indian next with Prabhas, The Intern remake (with Amitabh Bachchan), Pathan with Shahrukh, Shakun Batra’s next and Fighter with Hrithik Roshan, it seems like she’s not letting go of that title anytime soon.
What do you think of her forthcoming lineup. Which movie are you excited to see the most?