With Pathaan, Deepika Padukone is shining brighter than ever; her portrayal of Rubai has won the hearts of millions, and thanks to Shah Rukh Khan, she has surpassed Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt to become Bollywood’s reigning queen.
With the success of Pathaan, Deepika has risen to the top of the box office to rival even Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai.
So far, Tiger Zinda Hai has made around 564 crores worldwide. Meanwhile, Gangubai Kathiawadi made approximately 200 crores in its lifetime. Well, not just Pathaan, but also Padmaavat (585 crores) and Bajirao Mastani (355 crores) have established Deepika Padukone as the reigning queen of the box office. In contrast, Katrina Kaif’s most recent film, Phone Bhoot, bombed at the box office, making just around 18 crores globally.
Kangana Ranaut, widely regarded as Bollywood’s queen, has recently suffered a disastrous box office slump, paving the way for Deepika Padukone to become the industry’s undisputed reigning star. Although Deepika’s career took a dip with Gehraiyaan, that film was an OTT disaster, and this new film marks a career-high for both her and her crew. Deepika Padukone is a great example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success.
During the Pathaan success ceremony, Deepika Padukone broke down in tears and revealed an emotional side never seen before. Deepika has said that she wouldn’t be where she is now if Shah Rukh Khan hadn’t believed in her; he and Farah Khan gave her big break in Bollywood, and now she’s shown her worth and is the reigning queen.