eepika Padukone features in Variety Magazine’s International Women’s Impact report 2018 – Just in time for Women’s Day, Variety Magazine unveiled its list honouring women across the globe for the impact they have caused with their work.
The list honours India’s leading actress Deepika Padukone for her contribution to cinema and partaking in philanthropic efforts along with emerging through controversies gracefully.
Fresh out of the success of her magnum opus outing Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone is touted as an Indian Icon owing to her contribution to the Entertainment Industry.
Introducing the actress, Variety Magazine has written, ‘The star of the recent Bollywood blockbuster “Padmaavat” faced death threats and verbal abuse from various fringe groups with poise and elan. Padukone, whose father, Prakash, was a star badminton player, used to participate in the sport before becoming a model. She is now one of the highest-paid Indian actresses and has made the leap from Bollywood movies such as “Om Shanti Om” and “Chennai Express” to Hollywood titles including “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” last year. She is also philanthropically active, starting her own Live Laugh Love Foundation, which focuses on mental illness.’
Deepika took to Twitter and wrote, ” Honoured and humbled joining these amazing achievers. Thank you
The international magazine also honoured The Lunchbox producer Guneet Monga and wrote “While female Indian producers are rare, Monga says she actually enjoys people saying no; she just keeps finding creative ways to bring stories to life. “You have to see it through till the end and be inspired about it,” says the head of Sikhya Entertainment. Besides Hindi-language films such as “The Lunchbox,” she produced “The Ashram,” starring Melissa Leo and Kal Penn, which premiered this week. “There have been several times where I have not been taken seriously and have had to work twice as hard just because I am a young woman, but I have never let that affect my state of mind towards the end goal of putting together the stories we need to tell.”
The list acknowledges the works of The 50 women from Asia and Africa, Europe and Latin America, that include performers, executives, producers and activists. Attributing their inclusion in the list to leading the way at a time when the entertainment business has become increasingly global and being active participants in issues pertaining to women’s rights.
The list also features International actresses like Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Gal Gadot, Daisy Ridley amongst other women dignitaries.