Her Bollywood debut was in Farah Khan's 'Om Shanti Om' (2007) for which she earned critical acclaim and won the Filmfare, IIFA and Zee Cine Awards for Best Debutante.
Talking about the success of her debut Bollywood film, Deepika said: "I completely didn't expect it. When I met Farah I thought she was joking. And at that point it seemed too good to be true. Shah Rukh is someone who I've grown up watching, and I didn't think that I deserve being a part of such a huge film. It's only later, when I met Shah Rukh and when things actually started happening, I realized that this is for real."