The actress became a huge international star after the recent release of xXx: The Return of Zander Cage. Her starring role opposite Vin Diesel catapulted her into Hollywood and has given her the pick of movies back in Bollywood, too. After so often playing the heroine, Padukone is about to take a much more dark and dangerous role as a sexy mafia boss. She has the killer looks and talent and now she's about to show her killer moves. Padukone is back together with Khan, her handsome co-star from the comedy-drama Piku. Their new movie will really raise temperatures, though, as Khan's bad boy gangster falls in love with the Bollywood beauty. Padukone will play Rahima Khan, the real-life Mumbai crime queen, who was commonly known as Sapna Didi. She took to crime only after her husband was killed. Such was her determination to take revenge. The new film foolows her mission to destroy the man responsible, Mubai gangland overlord Dawood Ibrahim.
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One of the highest-paid actresses in India, her accolades include three Filmfare Awards. She features in listings of the nation's most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the most influential people in the world in Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone , was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. As a teenager, she played badminton in national level championships but left her career in the sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles and made her acting debut in as the title character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Padukone received praise for her starring role in the romance Love Aaj Kal , but this was followed by a brief setback. She also received critical acclaim for playing a character based on Juliet in Bhansali's tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and a headstrong architect in the comedy-drama Piku , winning two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. She formed her own company Ka Productions in , under which she produced Chhapaak , in which she also starred as an acid attack survivor.
Padukone wore a see-through dress in Cannes and that memorable sparkling gold gown with the plunging cleavage to promote xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. So why are some fans getting so upset about her latest photoshoot, blasting the actress as "cheap" and "the ugliest in Bollywood"? Even worse, reports in the Indian press claim that her director, Sanjay Bhansali, is also very unhappy with the racy new images. According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Padukone's latest pictures risk bringing the upcoming film into disrepute. Padmavati is about a beloved real-life gangster queen and her followers have already vandalised the film sets in Jaipur and Kolhapur and even attacked Bhansali himself. After what has happened in the past, he just cannot afford to risk it all. Clearly, since the film is based on a well-known figure who inspired devotion in her followers, emotions are runnnig high. Padukone will play Rahima Khan, the Rani Mumbai crime queen who vowed revenge on the crime boss who murdered her husband. The Bollywood beauty frequently wears dazzling and daring dresses on the red carpet. Play slideshow.