Deepika Padukone is one of the finest actresses in the Bollywood industry. She stepped into Bollywood glamour at the tender age of 17. Deepika was lucky enough to debut with superstar Shah Rukh Khan. She had a double role in the film. Deepika Padukone is now one of the highest-paid actresses in the Bollywood industry. Deepika has a huge fan following, she has almost 53 million followers on her Instagram page and over 27.7 million on Twitter to date.
Everyone has a chest of dark secrets, that they do not want everyone to know. Deepika has one too, which is full of astonishment for most of our readers. Also, she has been caught up in a large number of controversies. So, let us take a look into what all are the dark secrets of Deepika Padukone.
1. Padmavat Controversy
While shooting for the film Padmaavat, which was earlier named Padmavati, Deepika, and all the cast members were subjected to a major controversy. The lead actor Deepika received death threats. There were rewards on beheading the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and was pressure from both political and religious organizations. There was a set of incidents that took place before the release of the film. One of the most active groups of protestors was the Karni Sena. They upheaved an objection on a song in which the appealing queen Padmavati, enacted by Deepika was shown dancing. The outfit worn by Deepika was the main subject of the objection. The production then had to change the costume used in the enactment. The actress was deeply saddened after all the series of events that followed.
2. The Well-Known RK Tattoo
Deepika Padukone has a tattoo on one of the most delicate parts of her body, her nape. The tattoo reads ‘RK’, Ranbir Kapoor. This was long back when the two were dating. Deepika was madly in love with the Barfi actor. Later they got separated in an unexplained way. Soon after the breakup, Deepika modified the tattoo. In her recent appearance, when she wore a beautiful saree her tattoo was not spotted on her nape. Her fans were quite surprised about how did she got rid of the tattoo.
3. The Times Of India Cleavage Controversy
Deepika was targetted in a negative way for the second time by TOI. Deepika did not react for the first time. This was when the actress wore a low cut dress in which her cleavage was clearly seen.
YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
This turned out to be a big controversy, to which the actress replied that it just a part of her body and so it is visible. She also gained great support from the Bollywood industry. Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan, and many other Bollywood biggies supported Deepika for her bold and fearless response.
4. JNU Controversy
Deepika stood in solidarity with the JNU students, who were mocked at by masked men. There were a plethora of reactions from each section of the country. Though a section of people did not support her move, many also encouraged her to take a stand. Most of the brands with which she worked, suppressed her visibility on the television. To this, the chief executive of IPG media brands said,” Normally brands like to play safe and wary of any controversy”. Padukone visited the JNU campus three days ahead of the release of Chhapaak. The film faced a bit of criticism due to her visit to JNU.
5. Prolonged List Of Affairs
She calls Ranveer Singh as the love of her life. But the term is highly questionable. Deepika had as many as 7 affairs, and the 8th one being Ranveer Singh. Her previous affairs included celebrities from almost every field. The list goes as follows, Nihar Patel, Upen Patel, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Siddhart Mallya, Muzamil Ibrahim.
Deepika has always raised her voice for topics such as depression. She has also developed an NGO (Non- Governmental Organization) for the people suffering from it. But recently Deepika herself was diagnosed with depression. She wrote a letter which was published by a magazine. Deepika considered herself lucky enough to get timely medication on the problem. She also had concrete support of her family throughout the phase. She also gave advice to the people suffering from depression to not to feel lonely at any point in time. Medication is always available, and family support plays a crucial role in curing every sort of problem.
7. Item Number, Dum Maro Dum
Deepika featured in an item number ‘Dum Maro Dum’. Her moves were highly appreciated by the public but the lyrics of the song were equally criticized. Deepika also faced a lot of criticism during the controversy. The song was criticized even by its original performer, Zeenat Amaan.
8. Ramleela Controversy
The movie ‘Goliyon ki Raas Leela Ramleela’ faced criticism similar to the movie Padmavat. The release was opposed by the general public stating that the clips and photographs were highly objectionable and offended the religious sentiments of Hindu mythology. Punjab high court stayed the arrest of the director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and actors, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, this was a result of the FIR filed against the trio at Jalandhar. The FIR read that the stary and the title are completely contrary, it had nothing to do with Lord Rama’s life.
9. Chat Show Controversy
The popular chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’ is one of the major sources of controversies in the B-town. When Deepika was invited to the chat show, she commented on her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor. She wished him to endorse a condom brand. The statement sparked further rumors about the infidelity of the actor.
10. S*x Life
S*x life is a private topic for everyone. But Deepika is never shy to talk about it openly talk about it. In a recent interview, she said, “For me, sex is not about getting physical. There are emotions involved.” Even her spouse Ranveer Singh is equally open about personal life.
11. Infidelity Charges
There were innumerable rumors about Deepika-Ranbir break up all over the industry and country. Deepika pinned down to the rumors about infidelity, she openly spoke about it. It was the demand of the industry, her fans, and everyone to break her silence on the topic. Her exact words were,
“The first time he cheated me I thought there was some problem with me or the relationship, but when someone made a habit of it, you know the problem lies with him. I was foolish enough to give him a second chance because he begged and pleaded, despite the fact that everyone around me said that he was still staying”.
12. Drugs Controversy
Recently, the WhatsApp chat of Deepika Padukone is leaked. In WhatsApp chats ‘D’ and ‘K’ who were both a part of the WhatsApp group with Jaya Saha, were discussing drugs. It is confirmed that D here is Deepika Padukone and K is Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash. In the chat, the actress is allegedly asking for ‘maal, hash’. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized the smartphone of Deepika Padukone and she may end up in big trouble.
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) September 22, 2020
These were some of the dark secrets of Deepika Padukone. Though she the highest-paid actress in the industry, there were quite ups and downs in her career as well. However, she tackled them well, and never left any stone unturned for achieving what she deserves. Were you aware of these dark secrets and controversies about Deepika Padukone? Let us know in the comments below.