Deepika Padukone learns Bengali for Piku

  • Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 24, 2014 13:07 IST

After learning Tamil for Chennai Express last year and flaunting a Maharashtrian accent for Happy New Year, recently, actor Deepika Padukone is now learning Bengali for her next film, Piku, that’s based in Kolkata.

A source from the sets reveals that the 28-year-old has not only been doing workshops with the film’s director Shoojit Sircar, who happens to be a Bengali, but she also took help from veteran actor Moushumi Chatterjee.

“During the recent Kolkata shooting schedule, Deepika sat down with Moushumi-di on the sets amid shots and learnt some Bengali ­pronunciations,” says the source.

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Confirming the same, Deepika says, “I’ve played a Tamilian, a Maharashtrian, a Gujrati (in Ram Leela), a Goan (in Finding Fanny), and now I’m playing a Bengali. It’s always fun to learn a new language, as it’s a different learning ­experience. Bengali is a soft and lovely language. I’m enjoying the experience.”

The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan.

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