Deepika Padukone is not only the top Bollywood actress working today, but it was reported that her brand value is the highest in the industry, even more than that of the male superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and others. Earlier this month, Duff & Phelps, a New York based finanicial service company, had released its annual celebrity brand list and the Padmaavat star has secured the second position, after Virat Kohli and become the highest brand-value Bollywood celeb of 2018. It was also revealed that a whopping $102 million was how much the actress was worth in 2018.
Now, the actress has finally reacted to being No. 1 in Bollywood in terms of brand value and going past the likes of superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and others. “The past year has been extremely special for me, professionally as well as personally. While it is an honour just being a part of a list such as this, to see my name feature on the top is certainly overwhelming! It is rewarding to know that people acknowledge and value your efforts and hard work,” the actress said to a mainline daily.
2018 was certainly quite a year for the Bollywood diva. The year began with a bang with her film Padmaavat becoming one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018. Add to that, the 33-year-old actress finall tied the knot with Ranveer Singh in Lake Como, Italy on November 14-15. The couple also celebrated with two separate wedding reception parties – one in Bengaluru and another one in MumbaiMeanwhile, 2018 also saw Deepika Padukone become a producer. The actress is acting and producing Meghna Gulzar’s next – a biopic on the life of acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal. The film is expected to begin its shooting schedule in March this year.
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