By Hindustan Times
Deepika Padukone has a special association with the festival of lights. Her debut film Om Shanti Om, which was a 2007 Diwali release, went on to become a huge success. Four years later, the festive season has only become bigger and brighter for her. Ever since Deepika made her entry into
Bollywood with the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer, she has been receiving numerous offers to inaugurate stores, make appearances, visit NGOs or give interviews around the festival. And the numbers have only been growing every year.
This year, Deepika has received at least 42 offers to inaugurate stores and visit NGOs. One of the leading jewellers, on condition of anonymity, says that besides being a huge star, ‘Deepika’, the name itself signifies light and prosperity. “So what’s better than calling a star that serves dual purpose?” he says.