Both Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are two of the most prominent actresses in Bollywood. Both of them have proved their mettle by doing outstanding work throughout years. Both the actresses are fiercely independent, socially conscious personalities, fashion icons and are known to excel in author-backed roles. Both of them are great at comic timing, fabulous with drama and great at dancing. Both of them have been outsiders in Bollywood when it comes to background; and made it big through sheer hard work and perseverance.
The daughter of star badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika was all set to be a badminton player herself but modeling became her calling. A successful model, she naturally progressed towards movies and had a smash Bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om (2007). Once called a wooden actress, she kept going at it and in 2013; she became a force to reckon with. Her Midas touch began with Race 2 and continued with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Goilyon ki Raasleela – Ram Leela. With all these movies doing business more than 200 crores each, Deepika was enormously responsible for drawing in business close to Rs.1000 crore in that year. All of these movies were not only hits but showed the versatility of the actress.. In 2014, she brushed shoulders with powerful veteran actors like Naseerudin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor, and came up trumps in ‘Finding Fanny’. In 2015, Deepika Padukone won hearts of millions with her successful comedy-drama ‘Piku’, which many regard, is her career-best performance.
The spunky 33 year old from Jamshedpur has reached dizzying heights of success and has left no stone unturned to explore new horizons in her professional career. Born to doctor parents from the Indian Army, she focused on a modeling career, made inroads to Bollywood and became a superstar based on her own merit.
After being crowned Miss World in 2000, Priyanka debuted in Bollywood with The Hero – The Love Story of a Spy in 2002. While her number of flops easily supersede her hits, she still notched up some really memorable movies including Aitraaz (2004), Don (2006), Fashion (2008), Dostana (2008), Kaminey (2009), Saath Khoon Maaf (2011), Don 2 (2011), Barfi! (2012), Gunday (2014) and Mary Kom (2014). While she has fashioned herself as a remarkable performer, she continued to break new grounds.
Priyanka Chopra made a mark in international music with successful debut singles like ‘In My City’ (2012), ‘Exotic’ (2013) and ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ (2014).
In 2015, Priyanka played the lead role in ‘Quantico’, an American thriller TV series, where her character Alex Parrish is accused of orchestrating a terrorist attack. The successful wave of the TV show has made Priyanka Chopra, the most popular female international star of Bollywood, apart from being a powerhouse performer in Bollywood.
The two however, as close friends and share a rocking equation with each other, as was apparent in Koffee with Karan and their remarkable bonding on the sets of Bajirao Mastani.
Between the two, who is your choice for a better actress, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone?