Though Deepika Padukone has been mired into controversy due to her upcoming period drama 'Padmavati', the actress has received praise from none other than Madhuri Dixit.
The Dhak Dhak girl called the 'Piku' actress as one of her favourites and said that she carries the role of historic characters beautifully. Deepika plays the lead role of Rajput queen Padmini in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.
The 'Tamasha' actress who was also part of another period drama, 'Baajirao Mastani seemed to impress the dancing queen who said Deepika is extremely gorgeous and has the aura for a historic film.Â
Padmavati has attracted the ire of fringe and political groups ever since the makers started shooting in Jaipur. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone received death threats a few weeks ago.
When asked about her favourite actresses, Madhuri Dixit named Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra.Â
"I like Alia, Deepika and Priyanka for different reasons. I like Alia because because she experiments a lot with her roles and she is a very good actress. She is extremely natural in front of the camera'', the Gulaab Gang actress said.
"There's Deepika, who is extremely gorgeous and carries off historic roles very beautifully. She has that aura, added Madhuri.
''I just love Priyanka Chopra as an actress. Put her in any role and she does it so well'', Madhuri was quoted as saying at theÂ the Lux Golden Rose Awards.
(With PTI Inputs)