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Wearing the lungi made me feel insecure: Shah Rukh Khan

  • Minakshi Saini Kathait, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Aug 06, 2013 03:00 IST
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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 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!”

 

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