Exclusive: Who’s a bigger star, Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif?

Is Deepika Padukone the top female star in the industry today or is it Katrina Kaif who still rules the box office?

For the past year, the Bollywood industry has suffered a lot due the COVID-19 pandemic which forced the filmmakers to stop filming. The nationwide lockdown led the theatres shut which forcefully moved the audience to digital platforms.

Talking about the lockdown where newcomers were struggling to hold their place in the industry experienced actors were busy standing still on their current stardom.

While things a getting back to normal now it is clear that the theatres will again start welcoming the big films and the actors will again have their chance to impress the audience.

Since the industry work has been resumed the leading actresses of Bollywood Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif are gearing up to bring some exciting projects for the audience. As we talk about the two leading ladies of the industry we often see the debate several times – Is Deepika Padukone the top female star in the industry today or is it Katrina Kaif who still rules the box office?

Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om opposite none other than Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. While most girls can kill for such an opportunity Deepika was the one to nail every single achievement dropped in her way. The actress now is known for ruling the box office with her performance including films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Chhappak and many more. Deepika is at the peak of her career when she did the most enduring character in 2012 released Cocktail, the film earned 125.7 crores.

On the other hand, Katrina Kaif is no less than a diva of the industry. Even though the actress failed to make much noise with her debut film 2003 released Boom. People started noticing her when she appeared with Salman Khan in David Dhawan’s romantic comedy released in 2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? which had a box office collection of ₹55.98 Crore. There was no turning back for Katrina after that. Her films and characters are most loved by the audience.

Deepika Padukone was last seen in Meghna Gulzar’s 2020 released Chhapaak ❲₹55.44 crore aprox❳. When many would not get an acid survivors character, Deepika showed her courage to star in the film and do the character with utmost honesty. From a background dance of Himesh Reshammiya’s music album to ruling Bollywood by giving some big numbers at the box office Deepika has come a long way.

Although, Katrina Kaif is no exception as her name alone ensures decent footfalls in theatres across India, something that she proved with a smaller film like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan ❲58.70 cr aprox❳. The actress is absent from the big screen since her 2019 released Bharat also starring Salman Khan. The film did a good business worldwide with a gross of 325.58 crores.

(Also read: Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor made Katrina Kaif angry by confirming her relationship with Vicky Kaushal?)

The two gorgeous ladies are set to bring some of the most interesting projects in future. Katrina has Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar, the film has pushed ahead several times and it created a very good hype amongst the audience. She will also star in the third installment of the hit franchise Tiger with Salman Khan. Katrina’s calendar will next have a slot for an untitled film with Varun Dhawan as well.

Deepika Padukone, on the other hand, is also very busy this year as she waits for her upcoming film 83 to hit the theatres which also starts her husband Ranveer Singh, she is also working on Shakun Barta’s yet to be titled project. The actress who is often seen raising her voice against mental health will also be seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan.

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