Deepika Padukone won the Best Entertainer of the Year award, as well as Best performance in a leading Role (Female) for the film Chennai Express at the prestigious 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony held at Tampa Bay, Florida from 23rd-26th April. The stunning actress won several accolades last year for her outstanding performances in blockbuster films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela and Chennai Express.
The Hollywood heartthrob, actor Kevin Spacey, presented the Best Entertainer of the Year award to Deepika Padukone, at the star studded event, before doing the ‘lungi dance’ step with her and the hosts of the show, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar. However, the elegant night did not end there. The stunning actress accepted her second award later that evening for the Best performance in a leading Role (Female).
The glamorous actress has won awards galore this year. At Filmfare Awards 2014, she won the best Actor Trophy for her performance in‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela’. At the Screen Awards, the gorgeous diva won Best Actress (Jury Award) and Best Actress (Popular) for ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela’ and ‘Chennai Express’. For the Star Guild Awards, Deepika was nominated in the Best Actress category for three of her films- ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. It was ‘Chennai Express’ that won her the ‘Best Actress’ at Star Guild award.
Being awarded with these two significant titles at IIFA 2014 has surely been the icing on the cake for the ace actress. 2014 looks bright for Deepika Padukone, with movies like ‘Finding Fanny Fernandes’ with Arjun Kapoor, ‘Happy New Year’ with King Khan and Rajinikanth's magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ lined up for release.