Actress Deepika Padukone, who is charged up for Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, which is based on the issue of reservation, says that learning ‘shud’ (chaste) Hindi was a difficult task.
“Considering the desi touch of the film, the language that the film demanded was difficult. This film it is not a regular Hindi film like Love Aaj Kal or some of my earlier films. This film demanded chaste Hindi and I had to work hard on this aspect before the dubbing started,” Deepika said.
For portraying the character in Aarakshan, Deepaka was required to speak pure Hindi as well as Sanskrit, which made the leggy actress take lessons to improve her Hindi diction.
Directed by Jha, the movie is centered on Supreme Court’s order on reservations and how it affects the lives of the characters in the film. The film has a star-cast of bigwigs like Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai with Prateik Babbar and Deepika in pivotal roles.
Aarakshan is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh) who is an idealistic principal of a college. His disciple Deepak Kumar (Saif) can do anything for Prabhakar, is in love with Prabhakar’s daughter Poorbi (Deepika). The role of Deepak’s loyal friend Sushant is played by Prateik.
About her role, Deepika said, “I play Poorbi Anand, who is very independent. She knows her mind well, but finds herself in conflict when it comes to her family, father and friends. The character does not know which direction to follow. The issue the film addresses itself is different from the films I have done before.”