Deepika is the only Indian actress to feature on Variety’s International Women Impact Report 2018 👏🏻. An excited Deepika tweeted, “Honoured and humbled joining these amazing achievers! Thank you Variety.” The list honors DP for her contribution to Indian Cinema 🎞 and her exceptional philanthropic activities as well.
The report says, “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.”
Film producer Guneet Monga 👩🏻, who heads Sikhya Entertainment also features in this list along with Deepika. Monga, who has produced 'The Lunchbox' 🍱 and 'The Ashram' 🙏🏻 says, "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 50 women including global personalities such as Gal Gadot, J.K. Rowling, Sofia Vergara, Emma Watson, Helen Mirren, Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Judi Dench and Adele.