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Deepika goes on a secret shopping expedition

bollywood Updated: Oct 22, 2012 18:12 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
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Deepika-Padukone

It’s a requisite for an actor’s costumes to look culturally authentic in a film.

The responsibility of sourcing costumes, however, is the stylist’s. But Deepika Padukone, who plays a Gujarati girl in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, tentatively titled Ram Leela, has taken matters into her own hands.

She took off on a secret shopping expedition to get outfits for the film.

A source says, “Deepika went shopping during Navratri because in the festive season, there’s more variety of traditional outfits readily available in stores. As she plays a Gujarati girl, she would need ghagra cholis and oxidised jewellery for certain parts of the film. She has been roaming the Mumbai markets and quaint shops, especially in Vile Parle and Irla. Her stylist for the film, Anju Modi, has been accompanying her. As they didn’t want to be mobbed, Deepika sat in her car while Anju and her team would shortlist stuff and bring it to her. The task was accomplished with minimum fuss.”

Deepika gives us her reason to go shopping saying, “Navratri is a great time to shop for authentic traditional wear.”

Deepika and Ranveer