Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone is currently basking in the glory of her recent big release Happy New Year. Her performance in the film is being appreciated by both critics and fans. HNY, a typical Bollywood entertainer, is radically different from Padukone's last film Finding Fanny.

Looks like the actress, who won several awards last year for her performances in Chennai Express and Ram Leela, might bag some awards this year as well for the diverse range of roles she is portraying.

"Awards matter to me. I would have been very disappointed if was not given any award last year. No matter what we say but at the end of the day, the person who goes there and wins the award feels good about it," said Padukone, according to Times of India.

"It's a sign of appreciation and hard work. If you are winning one then you are doing a good job," she added

The actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with Om Shanti Om, also feels that her film Cocktail, released in 2012 was the turning point of her career.

"Some of my films didn't work so I went through that rough phase and I think I made use of that time and realised my mistakes. Instead of being bogged down, I made use of it. Cocktail was the turning point in my career," she stated.