Anupam Kher Shares His Experience With Student: Deepika When He Made Her Cry To Break Her ‘Perfectionist’ Image

It was a F2F with veteran but still pretty much active Bollywood cum TV actor: Anupam Kher & he shared one experience back from the past when Deepika Padukone was a student in his acting school and there she cried.

It was the occasion of Teacher’s Day, and Deepika Padukone’s teachers have been heaping praises for the actor. First on her website was, Dr Ashley William Joseph, the President & Resident Conductor of Indian National Symphony Orchestra & the Chairman of William Joseph Music Foundation, who wrote about how he has a wish to see Deepika release her own music album one day.

And now it Anupam Kher’s turn, who was talking to HT and told us about some of Deepika’s days in his acting school.

Anupam Kher Deepika 'Perfectionist' Image
Anupam Kher Deepika ‘Perfectionist’ Image

“I remember one about Deepika. She was a very successful model before she joined my school. She was good at everything, punctual, and would do things with finesse. I had told her ‘you are here for three months, you can’t take a break’. I felt that she wanted to do everything perfectly. My point is, acting is not about perfection, it’s about the rough edges too. One day, to break her composure of being a perfectionist, I gave her an exercise in improvisation.”

“I told her ‘you work as a bai (maid) in a house, there is nothing called ‘perfection’ (about her)’. She was spick and span about mannerisms, but her character wouldn’t know how to use a fork and a knife. That went on for 45 minutes… till I felt she had discovered (new things). I think she started crying!”

Both this teacher-student duo, have starred together in the film Desi Boyz, where they played onscreen father and daughter. Anupam also gave a cameo in Farah Khan Kunder’s directorial: Happy New Year in which Deepika was the female lead.

Talking about Deepika’s upcoming projects, ‘83 would her latest where she will play Romi Dev and her Hubby: Ranveer will play Kapil Dev.


Gaurav Gupta

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