"As soon as she entered the room, there was a synchronicity, a synergy, a chemistry." No, Vin Diesel is not necessarily known as a man of letters, but that is what he penned about Deepika Padukone — and in the pages of Time magazine, no less. While not yet a household name in the U.S., Padukone is one of Bollywood's most highly paid actresses, the winner of several coveted film awards in India, and in 2018 was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. And before her modeling career took off? Oh, she played badminton at a national level, of course. Behold, Deepika Padukone — a rare talent, a rare beauty.Hindustan Times/Hindustan Times via Getty Images MODELING IN MUMBAI, 2010 SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images IN BLOOM, 2013 Carlos R. Alvarez/Getty Images BEJEWELED, 2016 VCG/VCG via Getty Images GOING GOSSAMER AT CANNES, 2018 Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images REGAL IN ROYAL PURPLE, 2017 STR/AFP/Getty Images CATWALKING, 2010
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