Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Aarakshan touched Deepika’s Life

Jha`s latest explores the politics behind reservation in education system and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika and Manoj Bajpai in key roles. The film hits theatres on August 12.

Deepika Padukone, who stars in Prakash Jha`s `Aarakshan`, says she got admission in college by flashing her `sports certificate`.

Saif plays Deepika`s love interest in the movie while Bachchan is her father. So while the core subject of the film was dramatic enough, the demand of the script was for Deepika to share certain chemistry with Bachchan.

And the 25-year-old actor admits that she was flustered to share screen space with Bachchan.

"Before stepping into `Aarakshan`, I had never interacted with him (Bachchan) very closely. I had perhaps met him a few times socially on a `hello-hi` basis but that`s about it. Due to that I was really very flustered on the first day of the shoot as I didn`t quite know what to expect from him," said Deepika.

Deepika also feels that scenes between her and Bachchan create several brillant father-daughter moments in the movie.

"I think what also helped was the fact that Prakashji has written several moments quite brilliantly for the film. There are these little moments between Amitji, Tanviji (Azmi) and myself that present a close knit family. The sense of togetherness has been brought out well here."