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Deepika Faces Problem Wearing Saree

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, dressed in a traditional Bengali saree for Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, had trouble with her action scenes recently, says a media report.Deepika will don a saree in Ashutosh Gowariker's Khelein
PTI May 19, 2010 14:28 IST
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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, dressed in a traditional Bengali saree for Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, had trouble with her action scenes recently, says a media report.

Deepika will don a saree in Ashutosh Gowariker's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. The actress plays a Bengali revolutionary.  

Neeta Lulla has styled her look and a professional Bengali draper was called on the sets to drape the traditional saree that she wears in the film.  

However, in this pursuit of perfection, the saree got in the way while Deepika was shooting for action scenes. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a period film which is based on Manini Chatterjee's book Do And Die and is about the 1930s Chittagong Uprising.  

Director Ashutosh Gowariker says, “Deepika plays Kalpana Datta, one of my favourite characters in the movie. It showcases the grit and det e r m i - nation of the women of that time, when they were not allowed to participate in the freedom movement. But she braved the odds and took the gun in her hands to fight for the country.”  

Deepika, however, was fighting to subdue the wilful saree most of the time. A source reveals, “Deepika was required to do some action scenes in the film. But the saree was causing a lot of probl e m s . E v e r y time she took the gun to shoot, or run, the saree would come in the way. It was quite a funny situation and initially some retakes were required. But by the end, Deepika learnt how to handle the saree like a pro.”  

Designer Neeta Lulla says, "We did our research for the character and accordingly draped her in the Bengali traditional manner. It is a single pallu drape, twice over the shoulder. When she was doing her action sequence, like any other normal saree, we tucked it around her waist."