Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram-leela hit theatres on November 15, 2013. The Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh-starrer is a passionate love saga. Browse through for more.
Ranveer Singh rightly said that his chemistry with Deepika Padukone is the highlight in Ram Leela as the duo looks like a magic on screen.
While Ranveer Singh plays a desi Romeo, Deepika Padukone portrays a Gujarati belle in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ram Leela is said to be an adaptation of Shakespearean epic, Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times.
Deepika Padukone reportedly broke down on the last day of Ram Leela when Sanjay Leela Bhansali praised the actress.
Ranveer Singh is the desi Romeo 'Ram' in Ram Leela.
Deepika Padukone plays Leela, a Gujarati girl.
Ram Leela literally is Goliyon Ki Raasleela.
Deepika Padukone takes the lead in this romantic scene from Ram Leela. Check out more stills.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone who have been cast opposite each other for the first time exude brilliant chemistry in Ram Leela. Here's the best ...
In hero-centric Bollywood, actresses are often left struggling to find prominence on-screen.
As a result, stories of research for roles also usually involve male stars. Women, unfortunately, are mostly talked about for their looks, their weight and bikini-ready bodies ahead of a film.
So it’s refreshing when Deepika Padukone says that her focus while preparing for the upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial wasn’t of a physical nature, but more on the lines of mannerisms. "I watched all of Sanjay’s films," Deepika concedes, in a bid to understand the director’s vision. "Each of his (female) characters has been so special and memorable," she says.
Bhansali, undeniably, has given prominence to many female characters in the past. Be it Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi (1996) or Rani Mukerji in Black (2005), the stories have largely revolved around female protagonists.
As a result, Deepika, it seems, watched all of his films again to prepare for her role in Ram-Leela. A friend close to Deepika says, "She has always been inspired by the way Sanjay portrays female characters. She was impressed by Nandini’s (Aishwarya) character in Hum Dil... and Paro and Chandramukhi’s characters (portrayed by Aishwarya and Madhuri Dixit respectively) in Devdas (2002)."
Deepika adds, "If you look closely, every (female) character has her own life and journey; I hope my part is also as remembered and loved as that of Nandini, Paro or Chandramukhi’s."