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When Shreyas Talpade did not recognise Chitrangada Singh

Narrating an incident from the sets of Akshay Kumar-starrer Joker, actor Shreyas Talpade says he forgets the faces of the people he meets, but has so far dodged embarrassment.

bollywood Updated: Dec 02, 2014 22:18 IST
Hindustan Times
Chitrangada Singh,When Shreyas Talpade did not recognise Chitrangada

Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade is known for his comic roles in films like Apna Sapna Money Money (2006) and the Golmaal series. In these films, he is often seen dealing with bizarre situations. Apparently, in real life, too, Shreyas often deals with sticky situations, because of his tendency to be forgetful. Shreyas concedes that he tends to forget the faces of people he meets, which puts him in a bit of a sticky situation.

"It is a funny thing that happens to me. I often forget the faces of the people I meet. However, so far, I have managed to tackle such goof-ups smartly," he says.

Strangely enough, Shreyas says that he almost forgot the face of the girl he had fallen in love with. "I first met Deepti during a fest at her college. I fell for her right away, and kept in touch with her. After talking to her for about five days, I confessed my fondness for her, and we decided to meet the next day. The next day, as I was waiting for her, I saw a girl walking towards me with a smile on her face. It took me a while to realise that the girl was Deepti," he shares.

Deepti apparently found about his forgetfulness three years later into their relationship. Ask him what her reaction was, and the actor laughs and says, "Deepti was stunned, and just asked me, ‘What if some other girl had walked up to you the same way? Would you have thought that she’s Deepti?’."

He continues, "Now that she is my wife, she knows of my habit… Deepti now makes sure that I don’t forget things, or people, and she also instructs my spot boy or driver regarding the same when she isn’t around."

Funnily enough, Shreyas also confesses to forgetting his co-stars after having worked with them. Sharing one such incident, Shreyas says that after having worked with Chitrangada Singh in Joker (2012), Shreyas met her after a few days at a party, and he just couldn’t recognise her. It was Deepti who saved the day for him. Recalling the incident, the actor says, "Thank God Deepti was with me. I later told Chitrangada that she was looking so gorgeous that I was stunned and hence had a blank expression."

First Published: Dec 02, 2014 21:39 IST