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02-06-2013, 04:35 PM #1
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Barkha Sengupta roped in for Ram Leela
Barkha Sengupta has finally got her ticket to Bollywood. The pretty girl, who sizzled on the big screen with the item number 'Ishq barse boondan boondan' in 'Rajneeti', is set for a pivotal role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's big-budget venture, 'Ram Leela', alongside Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Richa Chadda. Barkha is playing Kesar, Ranveer's bhabhi, and has been paired opposite Abhimanyu Singh of 'Gulaal' fame. She has already shot with Ranveer for a day.
"The film revolves around two warring families — Ranveer and Deepika's. Kesar is the only woman in Ranveer's family. She is peace-loving, level-headed and sensitive. Ram aka Ranveer confides in her. They share a great rapport and understand each other well. In the first half, she comes across sweet and docile, but in the second half — after becoming a widow — she is stronger and vents her emotions even though women in the family are not expected to speak up," says Barkha.
The actress is also excited about sporting a traditional look. Since the story deals with a Gujarati family, Barkha will be seen in heavy cotton lehengas with mirror work and silver jewellery including armlets, bracelets, nose studs, earrings, neckpieces etc. "I need to wear a dupatta on my head all the time, which is a little difficult. But Bhansali sir is very particular about the look. It has been a great learning experience so far," she says.
Ask her about shooting with Ranveer and Barkha can't stop heaping praises on the Bolly heartthrob, "I had an amazing first day. It was a difficult emotional scene. There are stories about Bhansali sir being a strict disciplinarian and that made me jittery. Ranveer, on his part, was very warm and friendly. He did his best to make me comfortable. He even complimented me after my shot. It is nice to work with such encouraging people. Ranveer is both natural and hardworking and can keep giving retakes till that perfect shot."
The unit, which is currently shooting in Mumbai, will head towards Rajasthan soon.