Extremely about the film, Deepika shares her views why she chose a film of this genre. The heartthrob Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has worked with Saif Ali Khan in LOVE AAJ KAL. This box office hit Jodi is now roped for an upcoming Prakash Jha film ‘Aarakshan’. Though in the film she would be getting into a different arena with Saif, nevertheless she is curious than anxious to learn about the chemistry they have sheared in screen while making of the movie.
Deepika Padukone says, “”When you have worked with someone earlier, it obviously leads to a certain amount of comfort level from the very beginning. That initial awkwardness goes away because there is a sense of familiarity that sets in. Having said that, it wasn’t like we were catching up on the lost times or anything! Our interaction was primarily about the work that we were doing together and that’s about it. So yes, we were both doing our own thing. He is the way he is and is great that way.”
Deepika Padukone who has just stepped back into Mumbai after spending months in London shooting for two of her films is too excited to work in film like Aarakshan. She is also elated as she has got an opportunity to share the screen space with biggies like Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpai.
However given the fact that other actresses in her age group and league are concentrating more on being a part of quintessential Bollywood affairs than rely on song and dance affairs, what makes Deepika push the envelope and mix films like AARAKSHAN that deal with topical issues.
“I guess I was always so ready to be a part of a film like this. Somewhere out there I wanted to be a part of a debate where the issue of reservation is addressed,” Deepika Padukone says in a serious tone, “When you watch the film, you would realize that there is a message that it is trying to send out. When you look at it closely, there is a plus as well as minus side to ‘reservation’. I am playing someone who is torn between both these sides and it was this dilemma that excited me the most. I was genuinely impressed with what Prakashji narrated to me and knew what I had to do this film.”