Deepika to wear a 20 kg armour in Bajirao Mastani

Deepika Padukone will wear a 20 kg armour for her action scenes in her period film.

bollywood Updated: Mar 07, 2015 15:23 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, who has a number of action sequences in her period film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is gearing up for a difficult shooting schedule in Rajasthan. For the project, in which she is paired with rumoured beau Ranveer Singh, Deepika will have to sport a heavy armour for a few scenes.

A source close to the actor reveals, “She is currently preparing for one of her toughest shoots. For certain parts of the film, she will have to wear an armour weighing over 20 kg.”

Just wearing the heavy costume isn’t enough. Deepika will also have to perform action scenes in it. “It is an intense war sequence and she has been learning sword fighting, among other things, for the same. She has now begun wearing the costume and practising her stunts as she will have to look effortless on screen,” adds the source.

Deepika will join the team in Rajasthan on March 8, and they will start shooting for these portions the following day.

First Published: Mar 07, 2015 12:28 IST