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Deepika Padukone at Her Sexiest

A Bollywood actress whose time has most definitely come

"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.

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L'Oreal At The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival
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'Loveless (Nelyubov)' Red Carpet Arrivals - The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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