She was at the EMAs courtesy her role in Hollywood film xXx 3: The Return Of Xander Cage but Deepika wore her desi heart on her sleeve. The 30-year-old actress was easily one of the stars on the red carpet in a fierce Monisha Jaising ensemble that few others would have looked this good in.
The faintly military style of the black and green outfit brings to mind Deepika's character from the film, the lethal Serena Unger.
Along with celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani, Monisha custom-made the outfit, which included a long, flowing skirt with a side slit, a broad belt, a shimmering green bustier and dangler earrings.
Deepika, who is currently promoting xXx: The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel, co-presented the Best Music Video Award with The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev to Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd.
Deepika told DNA it was a 'pleasant surprise' to be asked to present an award.
Deepika and Nina even got pally off-stage.
Drake, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd were the biggest winners at the show. Among the big performers was singer-songwriter Bruno Mars.
And the ultimate American rock-band Green Day.
Months ago, Deepika Padukone was featured in an exclusive Vanity Fair line-up of stars to watch out for. She's certainly giving the world something to look at.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage releases January 19, 2017. On the home front, Deepika will be seen in the titular role of Rani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's biopic co-starring Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.