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When Anupam Kher Made Deepika Padukone Cry Once

Deepika Padukone is a huge star today. But before she entered Bollywood in 2007 with Om Shanti Om, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, the actress joined Anupam Kher’s acting school for a three-month diploma course in acting. The veteran actor recently revealed that one day the training probably got a little tough for her.

In an interview with a news publication, Anupam said that Deepika was already a successful model when she enrolled herself for the course at his school. The senior actor also revealed that he had told Deepika at the beginning itself that till the time she is doing the course, she can’t take a break.

Anupam also narrated a memory from those days. He said, “One day, to break her composure of being a perfectionist, I gave her an exercise in improvisation. I told her ‘you work as a bai (maid) in a house, there is nothing called ‘perfection’ (about her)’. She was spick and span about mannerisms, but her character wouldn’t know how to use a fork and a knife. That went on for 45 minutes… till I felt she had discovered (new things). I think she started crying!”

Deepika is today one of the best actors in Bollywood. She has proved her prowess with several of her performances, including Piku, Padmaavat, Tamasha, and more.

The actress has taken up another tough project, as she will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhaapak. The film is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal’s life. Deepika will be essaying Laxmi’s role in the film, which will release in January next year.

Besides this, Deepika will be seen sharing screen space with husband Ranveer Singh in ’83. She will play a role based on Romi Dev, former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev’s wife. This will be Deepika and Ranveer’s first film together after their wedding last year.

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