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Keep an eye on... Deepika Padukone, Vogue's latest cover girl and your next girl crush

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INDIAN ACTOR DEEPIKA Padukone is on the April cover of Vogue magazine. 

She features alongside a bevy of female film talent “beyond borders”, including Scarlett Johnasson and Lea Seydoux, capping off a very good week for the Bollywood star in which her wax figure was also unveiled at Madame Tussauds, London.

You’d have to admit that they got it fairly bang on with this one.

“It’s a nostalgic moment in a way because the first and last time I ever went there was as a little girl with my family,” she told the Hindustan Times.

Just yesterday when we were having lunch together, my mother said that she came here 35 years ago and she never imagined that she will have a daughter who will someday make it to the Madame Tussauds. We are here together as a family and it feels surreal.”

As previously mentioned, Deepika is a big deal in Bollywood, having starred in close to 30 movies across the genre.

However, her next project looks to be her most intriguing: Deepika is acting in and producing Chhapaaka, a movie on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal alongside acclaimed Bollywood director Meghna Gulzar.

Fourteen years ago,  on her way to a bookshop near Khan Market where Laxmi was working as an assistant, a long-time stalker and a man twice her age, threw a beer bottle loaded with acid on her for rejecting his advances. As a result of her ordeal, she’s gone on to become one of India’s most prolific campaigners.

 “When I heard this story, I was deeply moved as it’s not just one of violence but of strength and courage, hope and victory. It made such an impact on me, that personally and creatively, I needed to go beyond and so the decision to turn producer,” Deepika told Mumbai Mirror.

You can also count her as a bit of a philanthropist.

In a 2015 interview, Padukone spoke candidly about her personal experience of overcoming depression, going on to establish The Live Love Laugh foundation to iprove awareness surrounding mental health in India.

The following year, she launched a campaign named More Than Just Sad to assist general physicians in their treatment of patients suffering from depression or anxiety. 

Listen, can we talk about the shtyle of her as well?

Her waxwork figure is based off of this stunning look from Cannes.

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Here’s another look she turned out at Cannes last year.

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Her Met Gala look from last year also went down a treat.

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Some gal. Having “broken” Hollywood in 2017 alongside Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, this won’t be the last you’re seeing of Deepika.

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