Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone may be making waves with their ‘Lungi Rap’ from Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express, but the lungi (loincloth) gave SRK a tough time. “I’m a simple jeans and pants kind of guy. Wearing the lungi made me feel insecure. But Deepika helped me wear it in the end,” said
Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone perform on the sets of Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. (AFP Photo)
the 47-year-old actor, who walked the ramp in Delhi with Padukone on Sunday night.
“A couple of days before we were in Chennai, he suddenly said he wanted to wear a lungi so I draped a sari into a lungi for him,” said Padukone.
Both the stars denied stereotyping or spoofing Tamilian culture in the film. “People just jump to conclusions. I am from the south; Rohit Shetty is from the south too. Why would we spoof our culture? We, ourselves, would take offence to that,” says Padukone, 27.
SRK said he, too, has a strong south connect. “Meri mummy Hyderabadi thi; then she shifted to Karnataka. And, my father was from Peshawar so he would speak in Pashto, Kashmiri, Urdu. Jab jhagda hota tha aur I am sure jab pyaar bhi hota hoga, it used to happen in their respective mother tongues. When lovers don’t understand each other’s language, I think that’s very sexy!”