In a moment of renewed national pride for India, Deepika Padukone made history by being the first Indian to reveal the FIFA trophy. A specially commissioned truck carried the FIFA World Cup trophy to the Lusail Stadium, where it was unveiled by the superstar and India’s top worldwide ambassador.
Deepika Padukone becomes the first Indian to unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy
The trophy, crafted of 18-karat gold and malachite, weighed 6.175 kilograms and was unveiled by Deepika Padukone and FIFA legend and former Spanish professional footballer Iker Casillas Fernandez as part of the pre-match celebrations. The superstar, dressed in white with a brown coat and a black belt, flashed a billion-dollar grin that was captured by millions of cameras.
Star Deepika Padukone has given the people of India something to be proud of through her successful acting career. She has already established herself as a global icon as an actor, producer, entrepreneur, and advocate for mental health, and this new development only serves to further cement her position.
With her unrivaled global appeal becoming larger by the day, Deepika Padukone has represented India at the renowned Cannes Film Festival as a jury member, and she is the only Indian in the list of the World’s Top 10 most beautiful women according to the ‘Golden Ratio of Beauty.
Deepika Padukone is unique among Indian celebrities in that she is the only one to be named the global face of multiple high-end and even mainstream consumer brands. The two-time recipient of TIME’s Person of the Year award has also been honored frequently alongside other world leaders.