Actor Deepika Padukone was embarrassed when she couldn’t make a roti for a cooking scene in upcoming film, Aarakshan, while her co-star Saif Ali Khan was amused and said it reminded him of a scene in Kaalia where Amitabh Bachchan helped Parveen Babi make an egg.
While breezing through one of the most difficult scenes with Big B in Aarakshan, Deepika froze when she had to make perfectly rounded rotis. Apparently she asked director Prakash Jha to change the menu, but he was adamant. "I was so embarrassed, I can totally cook, but roti is a challenge. As with life, the most simplest of things some times get to be a hardest to master," said Deepika. A source says,
"Deepika just stood there helplessly looking at camera, at her director and her co-star Saif Ali khan who grinned beside her."
Deepika’s attempts at making rotis came out in abstract shapes, sizes and maps of unknown countries. Seeing her comical trials, Saif came to her rescue with no success.
Finally, Jha had to personally show Deepika how to make perfectly-rounded rotis. Saif said, "It was interestingly funny, reminded me of the scene in Kaalia where Amitji helps Parveen Babiji to make an egg. Thank god, it wasn’t an egg for Deepika."