Mumbai, March 26 -- Deepika Padukone's three back-to-back blockbusters in 2013 have made her the current favourite actress in Bollywood.
Naturally, her popularity among fans is also at an all-time high. If the number of followers she has on her official Facebook fan page are anything to go by, Deepika is more popular than some of the biggies in the industry. She has 15 million fans, the highest for any Bollywood actor. Salman Khan follows her closely, but at 14 million, he still lags behind by a huge gap. Amitabh Bachchan has 10 million followers, while Shah Rukh Khan has 7.6 million.
"Deepika has always attributed her success to her fans who have stood by her throughout her journey in the industry," says a source close to the actor.
Recently, Deepika's gesture of taking one of her biggest fans to an award ceremony won her many more admirers. We've heard that she is now planning to be part of a live chat session with them on Facebook.
"Deepika has always considered them to be the reason behind her success and makes it a point to express her gratitude in her own small ways," says the source.