Mumbai, March 30 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is having a great time on the sets of her upcoming movie Break Ke Baad with co-actor Imran Khan and his girlfriend Avantika.
Deepika has for the first time become so gregarious during shooting.
‘During the shooting of ‘Love Aaj Kal’, Deepika barely exchanged anything beyond a hello with her co-star Saif in London and Delhi. Even with Neil Nitin Mukesh, whom she just shot with, Deepika was polite. But with Imran, she is at her warmest, thanks to Avantika who has gone out of her way to make Deepika comfortable,’ said the source.
‘You’re taller than me,’ was Deepika’s first reaction when they started shooting together.
Imran and his fiance Avantika landed in Delhi a day before Deepika.
‘Deepika and Imran shot in and around Delhi’s streets from Wednesday. Everywhere they were greeted by mobs. Avantika has been a big support for Deepika… Though Imran and Deepika are friends, they are fiercely competitive on screen,’ said Kohli.
Just a year ago she was in the capital shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal’. Even then her co-star Saif Ali Khan had his lady-love Kareena Kapoor along and Deepika had voluntarily kept to herself.
‘Not this time!’ reports a source from Delhi. ‘Imran and Avantika have made Deepika feel most welcome and a part of their circle. In fact, Deepika is completely at home hanging around with Imran and Avantika.’
Kunal Kohli, the director of Break Ke Baad has roped in new designers to design a younger and trendier look for Deepika and Imran whom he wants them to become ‘youth icons’.
The two will sport separate hair-colour schemes for the pre and post interval halves of the film.
‘Both Imran and Deepika showed up in Delhi looking younger and trendier. Their clothes are younger and cooler than before. We’ve brought in completely new designers for Deepika and Imran,’ Kohli told IANS.
While Imran’s clothes have been done by the Delhi-based designer duo Harmeet-Neha, Deepika’s designer is Ayesha, a former assistant to Anaita Shroff.
‘We want Deepika and Imran to look so cool together that they become instant youth icons,’ said Kohli.
Says Deepika: ‘Well, I do have two distinct looks in the first and second half of ‘Break De Baad’. Beyond that it’s too early to discuss anything.’
Deepika, who’s in Delhi to shoot for ‘Break Ke Baad’, was apparently hit by a strong current of deja vu.