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Updated on 21 Aug 2020. Posted on 11 Dec 2014

16 Times Deepika Padukone Owned 2014

Let this go down in history as the year of the Padukone.

1. When she casually accepted this award for Best Entertainer of the Year at the IIFA Awards, from Frank Underwood himself.

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While looking like a frickin' goddess, mind you.

2. Then threw caution to the wind and a lungi to her bottom half, and got him to "Lungi Dance" with her.

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Seriously, this was awesome. Check it out here.

3. Aaaand then gave a mesmerising performance of her own.

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You can watch it here.

(You know someone's legit when this is how happy JOHN EFFING TRAVOLTA looks while watching them dance.)

4. Moving on. Remember when she played tennis with one of the best tennis players in the world, like it was NBD?

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5. Seriously. Federer couldn't even get this demigoddess to break a sweat.

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6. When she was – unsurprisingly because omfg look at her – on a list of the most searched celebrities of 2014 in India.

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7. When her film Happy New Year became the fourth highest grossing Bollywood movie ever.

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She starred across from Bollywood's biggest star EVER and held her own. The film was added into the core collection of the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

8. And when she punctuated her box-office chart topper with a quirky, English language, smaller scale production, thereby slaying every game that exists.

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9. When she wasn't afraid to stand up to the largest English daily in India, when they printed sleazy content about her.

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10. And the whole Indian internet applauded her stand. Nearly 7,000 people called out the Times Of India with Deepika Padukone.

Supposedly India's 'LEADING' newspaper and this is 'NEWS'!!??

Deepika Padukone@deepikapadukoneFollow

Supposedly India's 'LEADING' newspaper and this is 'NEWS'!!??

2:02 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. When she had to double fist accolades, but didn't forget to thank the people who contributed to her success.

#1YearOfRamLeela .Thank you Sir for giving me one of the greatest experiences of my life!

Deepika Padukone@deepikapadukoneFollow

#1YearOfRamLeela .Thank you Sir for giving me one of the greatest experiences of my life!

4:31 PM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. When she was the honorary guest of UEFA's Champions League finals between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, and threatened to out-shine the trophy.

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13. When even Bollywood's leading men couldn't help but fawn over her.

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14. In fact, one of those two goofs has been lucky enough to spend the year as her partner in crime... If being unbearably adorable were a crime, that is.

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15. When she was certifiably flawless every time she was in the same room as a camera.

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16. Basically, Padukone spent 365 days being perfect at every single thing she did, from acting to dancing to dismantling the patriarchy, and we don't mind it one bit.

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Onward to 2015!

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