Deepika Padukone is on a high with five back-to-back hits; 'Cocktail', 'Race 2', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', 'Chennai Express' and now 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela'. And the buzz is that she is being offered the highest as producers line up to sign her and thereby making her Bollywood's best paid actress.
Trade experts believe that she is a safe bet at the ticket windows. "She can be counted in the hero's league," observed a popular trade analyst.
Another trade expert is more wary in his assessment, "Deepika has come a long way from the days of her plain Jane avatar in her debut film Om Shanti Om. Today, she is a sex goddess. She has worked her way up. She should continue to work with big stars in woman-oriented films...
An insider added, "Deepika Padukone in all her films is a delight to look at and her performance has more nuances. It would be extremely difficult to figure which film to nominate her for."