Is Deepika Padukone the next Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?

The hottest and most leggy lass in B-town is moving up the glamour ladder…and how! And her progress reminds us rather of the way a certain Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her name in Bollywood. Here’s why we think the 'Chennai Express' star can become the next big sensation, like the Bachchan bahu…

Almost six years ago in 2007 a tall, slim 21-year-old called Deepika Padukone made her debut in Bollywood with Farah Khan’s film with Shahrukh Khan, 'Om Shanti Om' in 2007. Since then, she has gone from strength to strength, impressing the critics and audiences alike. The model-turned-actor has worked in some meaty projects with A-listers from tinsel town and is carving a niche of her own in an intensely competitive world.

With over 20 films and dozens of enviable endorsements under her sparkly belt, Deepika is currently ruling the filmi roost with not just the most prized hoardings, but the covers of top fashion glossies and the silver screen alike. She has also enslaved the collective male consciousness of the country with her unmatchable elegance. No wonder then that the leggy beauty is being compared with the B-town’s Greek goddess Aishwaraya Rai Bachchan. There are the striking similarities between the dimpled beauty that remind us of the angelic Bachchan bahu…. Jadhav