Both are numero uno actresses of Bollywood, hence theirs is a friendship that baffles everyone. After all no two actresses on the top rung have been able to keep up a cordial relationship, but the gorgeous gals – Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have definitely created history of sorts by not only being cordial to each other but also sharing a warm bond of friendship.
In the thick of catfights and competitiveness, it is remarkable that these two hot babes have formed a bond of amity, which is visible for all to see. Be it lunching together, gossiping, or standing by each other in tough times, the girls have exhibited a warm camaraderie.
Recently, when Deepika waged a war on twitter against a leading newspaper for posting an insensitive picture and comment about her cleavage, Piggy chops ensured that she was supporting her bestie. Within minutes of Deepika’s fitting tweet against the daily, Priyanka Chopra too tweeted, “Well done @deepikapadukone ! Taken a stand for all of us. Xoxo.(sic)”
Likewise, Deepika too is known to comfort her dear friend when the weather gets rough. When Priyanka’s dad was unwell and suffering from cancer, Deepika often visited her friend and became the pillar of support for Priyanka. On his sad demise, Deepika rushed to be there by her friend’s side lending her a comforting shoulder.
Such affection between actresses is a very rare sight in Bollywood. What’s interesting is the fact that even success has not marred this genuine bond of friendship. The two pals have never got competitive nor have they envied each other’s success. Apparently, when Sanjay Leela Bhansali was planning on ‘Mary Kom’, Deepika had voiced out her desire to play the boxer, “I would loved to do the biopic.” However, when she heard that Priyanka would be playing the coveted role, she graciously said, “I feel Priyanka is right for the film.”
Interestingly, the buzz is Priyanka was considered for the role of Leela in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ before Deepika bagged the role. However, the two leading women of cinema have not let professional trivialities affect their affectionate bond of friendship.
“Deepika is a lovely person and we have known each other for years now, way before she became an actor. The reason is that we have a common circle of friends,” said Priyanka in an interview.
Clearly, these two screen goddesses are thick as thieves and are nothing short of favorites to each other. Each one remembers the other’s birthday and ensures that no matter in which part of the world they are, their well wishes are reached promptly. Not marked by competitiveness, rather by genuine love and affection Deepika and Priyanka’s friendship only deserves to be called - ‘asli yaari’.
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