Deepika Padukone was 2018’s only woman in the top five ‘Celebrity 100’ list by ‘Forbes India’. She is elated and proud that this position has been acquired through her hard work. Padukone shared her excitement on a live chat through her social media account.
On Instagram, Padukone shared (@deepikapadukone), “It’s really bizarre, Always wondered while growing as to how the people on this list felt who are featured on it and randomly, I don’t know I was on the list. Me and my team received this email from them confirming I am on the list last year and I reread the email, thinking if someone was doing a prank. We are in a very interesting time, there is so much talk about diversity equality, and in a time like that breaking into top 5 is something that I will very openly say that I’m very proud because that hasn’t fallen in my lap and I have worked very hard for it. In terms of remuneration, be it any field we need to acknowledge women’s contribution in the field.”
Padukone was last seen in a special appearance in ‘Zero’ (2018).