Deepika Padukone recently completed 13 years in Bollywood. She made her dream debut in 2007 opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. Since then, the actress has given blockbusters like Bajrao Mastani, Ram Leela, Piku, and Chennai Express.
During her early days in her career, the 34-year-old faced a lot of criticism. She was ridiculed for her accent and her acting. Recalling those days in an interview with India Today, Deepika said, “In 2007, when the film finally released, there was love and appreciation in abundance, but there was also a section of people who scathingly criticised my work, ‘Oh she is a model, she cannot act.’ My accent was made fun of.