Deepika Padukone’s Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos

Deepika Padukone has picturised some of the hit Bollywood songs in recent years. DESIblitz take a look at her standout musical performances.

Deepika Padukone’s Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos f

“She aces her solo dance numbers with a riveting presence.”

Deepika Padukone made her cinematic debut with the Kannada film, Aishwarya (2006) and a superstar was born.

Her breakthrough performance was in the Farrah Khan-directed film, Om Shanti Om (2008). For which she won Best Female Debut at the Filmfare Awards.

Her ability as an actress and her range of characters have made her a truly versatile performer.

Deepika probably is best known for her collaborations with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She plays the lead alongside eventual husband Ranveer Singh, in three of Bhansali’s epic films, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018).

Though her relationship with her husband was kept a secret, their collaborations as on-screen lovers did not fool us! This Jodi’s chemistry in Ram-Leela (2013) and Bajirao Mastani (2015) was beautiful and real.

Deepika made her Hollywood debut in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017) alongside Vin Diesel in 2017. Bollywood fans are ready for her to make her mark in Hollywood as well!

Director DJ Caruso, is well aware of her dancing ability, expressing interest in adding an item number to the fourth xXx instalment. Let’s show you why as DESIblitz shares Deepika Padukone’s most stunning music videos.

Ghoomar: Padmaavat (2018)

Deepika Padukone's Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos

Film: Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2018)
Artists: Shreya Ghoshal and Swaroop Khan

Deepika as Rani Padmavati takes on the Rajasthani folk dance, Ghoomar in this majestic video from the period drama, Padmaavat (2018).

She performs the routine with over sixty back up dancers in front of Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and his first wife, Rani Nagmati (Anupriya Goenka).

According to DNA, Deepika described the video as “one of the most difficult song sequences that Sanjay sir and I have shot for.”

She is adorned in a 30kg Rimple Narula ghagra and 3kg of Tanishq jewellery, but the weight did not stop her! She executed over sixty twirls in this royal routine. 

Accompanied by the video is the amazing voice of Shreya Ghoshal’s as she sings this “landmark” number.

Overall, a visual delight with stunning aerials, choreography and set design, Ghoomar will go down as a classic. 

Watch the Epic Video for ‘Ghoomar’:

Ek Dil Ek Jaan: Padmaavat (2018)

Film: Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2018)
Artist: Shivam Pathak, Mujtaba Aziz Naza, Kunal Pandit and Farhan Sabri

The video of this love ballad sees Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) prepare for war against Alauddin Kilji (Ranveer Singh). Meanwhile, Padmavati (Deepika) prepares for Jauhar, should her husband fall.

The video opens with stunning visuals of Deepika standing on a balcony smiling down at Shahid.

From there, the two are constantly serving looks with royal costumes. Deepika’s numerous lehengas and Shahid’s robes leave you in awe.

The chemistry between Deepika and Shahid is adored by audiences, as they tearfully gaze into each other’s eyes. She dresses him in chainmail and robes with her eyes fixated on him.

The video ends with Deepika and Shahid walking down a hallway before they say their goodbyes.

Watch this Romantic Montage for the Song, ‘Ek Dil Ek Jaan’:

Nainowale Ne: Padmaavat (2018)

Film: Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2018)
Artist: Neeti Mohan

Nainowale Ne is the backdrop of a montage of when Padmavati (Deepika) and Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) first in Sinhala (modern-day Sri Lanka).

This video takes place in a jungle when the romance between Padmavati and Ratan Singh is ignited by an arrow.

The soft tone compliments the video as the audience is captivated by both Neeti Mohan’s voice and the stunning visuals.

Unfortunately, Nainowale Ne did not make the final cut for Padmaavat with displeased Bollywood fans taking to Twitter.

Watch the Adorable Music Video for ‘Nainowale’ Ne:

Deewani Mastani: Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Film: Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2015)
Artist: Shreya Ghoshal, Ganesh Chandanshive, Mujtaba Aziz Naza, Altamash Faridi and Farhan Sabri

‘Deewani Mastani’ is one of the signature tracks of this Bhansali epic, Bajirao Mastani (2015) that combines Maharashtrian folk and Qawwali.

All gold everything. A visual masterpiece, Mastani (Deepika) not only mesmerises Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) but the audience too!

The video takes place in a majestic gold hall where a captivated Bajirao watches Mastani perform. Meanwhile, Bajirao’s first wife, Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra) looks down from a balcony in envy.  

Deepika, in a stunning gold lehenga, takes on a Remo D’Souza routine which earned him a National Film Award.

The concept draws inspiration from ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ from the K. Asif epic, Mughal-E-Azam (1960). Mastani declares her love for Bajirao much like Anarkali (Madhubala) does for Prince Salim (Dilip Kumar)

The hall in which the video takes place was eventually turned into a museum following the video release.

Watch the Grand Video for ‘Deewani Mastani’:

Pinga: Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Film: Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2015)
Artists: Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade

Bhansali presents ‘Pinga’ with an auteurist sequence similar ‘Dola Re Dola’ from Devdas (2002).

Adorned in Maharashtrian sarees Mastani (Deepika) in passionate maroon and Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra) in royal purple.

The feuding wives of Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) put aside their rivalry and perform a high-energy Lavani routine. A traditional Marathi dance.

With incredible footwork and intricate armography, the two actresses prove to be each other’s match in this dance battle of sorts.

The song was inspired by the Marathi film songs, ‘Latpat Latpat Tujha Chaalan Ga’ from the film Amar Bhoopali (1951) and ‘Nach Ka Guma’ from the film Chandanachi Choli Ang Ang Jali (1975).

Watch this Royal Dance Off in ‘Pinga’:

Mohe Rang Do Laal: Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Film: Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2015)
Artists: Pandit Birju Maharaj and Shreya Ghoshal

Another video inspired by Mughal-E-Azam (1960), in particular, the music video, ‘Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal’.

The video takes place during Holi in Bundelkhand with Bajirao joining Mastani’s family after he assists her army against invaders. She performs on a tranquil fort backdrop surrounded by fountains.

Mohe Rang Do Laal offers a Hindustani classical feel with Shreya Ghoshal’s soft voice and thumri.

Deepika shows off her newly acquired Kathak skills, taught to her by playback singer and choreographer, Pandit Birju Maharaj.

Birju Maharaj was very eager to work with the superstar. He told the Indian Express:

“I had gone to watch ‘Happy New Year’ only with one motive that I have to see how Deepika dances as I have to choreograph her next.”

“I believe, Deepika does brilliant acting but she should do more classical dance so that she can improve her dancing skills.”

Watch the Classical Musical Sequence for ‘Mohe Rang Do Laal’:

Lovely: Happy New Year (2014)

Film: Happy New Year (Farrah Khan, 2014)
Artist: Kanika Kapoor, Fateh Doe, Ravindra Upadhyay and Miraya Varma

In this sizzling number from the blockbuster, Happy New Year (2014), Deepika takes on a saucy routine choreographed by Farrah Khan.

In search of a dance teacher, Charlie (Shahrukh Khan) and Nandu (Abhishek Bachchan) find Mohini (Deepika) at a men’s club.

Flaunting her toned body, Deepika has the men entranced with a hair-flinging and headbanging sequence. Her pole dancing and raunchy moves have the audience ‘making it rain’.

Deepika leaves a “lasting impression” as Lisa Tsering of the Hollywood Reporter said:

“She aces her solo dance numbers (most strikingly, the erotic “Lovely”) with a riveting presence.”

Watch this Erotic Performance in ‘Lovely’:

Manwa Laage: Happy New Year (2014)

Film: Happy New Year (Farrah Khan, 2014)
Artists: Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal

Chandni Prashar of NDTV writes,

“Manwa Laage… is a heady concoction of romance, soulful lyrics, an electrifying chemistry between the lead pair of actors, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone”

Manwa Laage’s melody and the voices of Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal leave the listener feeling giddy with joy.

The sweet song is accompanied by romantic visuals of Mohini (Deepika) and Charlie (Shahrukh Khan).

As dance teacher Mohini attempts to teach the men how to dance, a love is ignited between her and Charlie, literally! As objects around them spontaneously combust, including Charlie’s shirt, exposing his chiselled torso.

Watch this Cute Number in ‘Manwa Laage’:

Nagada Sang Dhol: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

Film: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2013)
Artists: Shreya Ghoshal and Osman Mir

One of the most famous Deepika and Shreya Ghoshal performances, Nagada Sang Dhol is a Garba song for the movie “Ram-Leela”.

For this movie, Deepika transforms herself into a Gujarati woman in this Romeo and Juliet adaptation. Bhansali brought over Gujarati Garba dancers to teach Deepika, the traditional dance.

A teary-eyed Leela (Deepika) lights diyas before taking on the routine in what would be a career-defining musical performance.

Following the release of the film, Nagada Sang Dhol became an instant classic. It has become a highly requested song at Shreya Ghoshal concerts; popular amongst young audiences.

Unfortunately, Deepika sustained minor injuries to her feet during shooting. However, she powered through the performance, evident in some shots where she is seen with bandages on her feet. 

Watch the Fierce Video for ‘Naga Sang Dhol’:

Lahu Munh Lag Gaya: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

Film: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2013)
Artist: Shail Hada & Osman Mir

Sparks fly as Ram (Ranveer Singh) sneaks into the Sanera’s Holi celebration to flirt with Leela (Deepika). The two caress themselves with red powder, gaze seductively into each other’s eyes and share a kiss

Leela then engages in a group Garba dance, shortly followed by Ram and the two star-crossed lovers cannot keep their eyes off each other.

The music begins with a poetry recitation by Shail Hada, going into the Garba interval.

Mohar Basu of Koimoi said:

“I could have easily ignored this song but the instrumental arrangement is fascinatingly well synced.”

Using the rustic tunes from Gujrat, the arrangements of rhythm is so perfectly done that it is mesmerizing.”

The blend of contemporary and Gujarati instruments were excellent in conveying this forbidden chemistry.

Watch the Passionate Video for ‘Lahu Munh Lag Gaya’:

Ang Laga De: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

Film: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2013)
Artists: Aditi Paul and Shail Hada

Fiery, intense and sensual. ‘Ang Laga De’ was probably the moment ‘DeepVeer‘ was born.

The scene takes place after Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika) run away from home to elope.

Ram and Leela get intimate in this scene of a powerful declaration of love.

As a shredded Ranveer watches on, Deepika performs a hypnotic dance on the bed, holding onto an earthen diya. The mesmerising performance sees Deepika swirl the smoke from the diya creating

He eventually joins her on the bed to consummate their marriage and the passionately kiss.

The chemistry between Deepika and Ranveer Singh in this video gets you hot under the collar.

Watch the Sensual Video for the song, ‘Ang Laga De’:

Balam Pichkari: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Deepika Padukone's Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos

Film: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Ayan Mukerji, 2013)
Artists: Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade

One of the favourites from the blockbuster, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Balam Pichkari is an infectious Holi song.

Originally a folk song, Balam Pichkari was transformed into a modern party anthem.

Naina (Deepika) and Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) celebrate Holi with their friends Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Aditi (Kalki Koechlin) in a wild street party!

Filled with water and coloured powder fights, and intoxicated partiers, Naina and Bunny are seen teasing each other in between choreographed sequences.

With memorable dance moves and a catchy tune, Balam Pichkari will always be a favourite!

Watch the Video for the Banger, ‘Balam Pichkari’:

Kabira: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Deepika Padukone's Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos

Film: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Ayan Mukerji, 2013)
Artist: Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina

Deepika’s favourite song from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). Kabira plays in the backdrop of Aditi’s (Kalki Koechlin) wedding festivities.

The video focuses on the relationship of Naina (Deepika) and Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) which hits a rocky patch.

Music composer, Pritam, brings in elements of Sufi to this melodic heartbreak ballad. It softly begins Rekha Bhardwaj accompanied by a guitar and piano.

Tochi Raina introduces himself in the chorus and the listener realises that this is a musical match made in heaven.

Sankhayan Ghosh of the Indian Express wrote:

“The singers’ robust, folksy voices (Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina), backed by a comforting guitar arpeggio, make this one of the better songs of the album.”

Watch the Video for ‘Kabira’:

Agar Tum Saath Ho: Tamasha (2015)

Deepika Padukone's Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos

Film: Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali, 2015)
Artists: Alka Yagnik and Arijit Singh

This heartwrenching song is accompanied by an equally heartwrenching video.

The lyrics are back and forth between Alka Yagnik and Arijit Singh. With Alka singing for the male lover to stay. Meanwhile, Arijit Singh sings about wanting to leave.

As Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) is about to leave, Tara (Deepika) clings on to him.

The two characters reach a conflicting moment in their relationship with Ved wanting to end it. However, Tara does not want to let go.

In 2018, the song became the subject of a hilarious Tik Tok meme.

Watch the Heartbreaking Video for ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’:

Dhoom Taana: Om Shanti Om (2008)

Deepika Padukone's Most Stunning Bollywood Music Videos

Film: Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan, 2008)
Artists: Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Shreya Ghoshal

From her Hindi cinema debut, Deepika came out all guns blazing with this memorable song from the blockbuster, Om Shanti Om (2008)

‘Dhoom Taana’ gives the viewer 70s and 80s Bollywood nostalgia with Shreya Ghoshal adapting her voice to suit the eras.

As Om (Shahrukh Khan) watches Shantipriya’s (Deepika) new film at the cinema, he imagines himself as her co-star. The two engage in choreographed routines in different settings.

Additionally through CGI, archive footage and body doubles, young versions of veteran actors Sunil Dutt, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra. Of course, at the time of shooting the film, Dutt had passed and Khanna was unwell.

In the 2014 Miss America pageant, winner Nina Davaluri (Miss New York) of South Indian descent, performed a Bollywood fusion dance to the track.

Watch the Upbeat Video for the Song ‘Dhoom Taana’:

Deepika has graced the silver screen over 30 times, experimenting with a range of roles. Her unparalleled career will continue to soar considering her Hollywood debut was a commercial success.

Reigning supreme as one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses, it’s only a matter of time before she takes over the world as well.

Striking and extremely talented, there is none quite like Deepika Padukone.

Jakir is currently studying BA (Hons) Games and Entertainment Design. He is a film geek and has an interest in representations in Films and TV dramas. The cinema is his sanctuary. His motto: “Don’t fit the mould. Break it.”


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