My character not influenced by Rani, Kajol: Deepika

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 16, 2010 05:18 hrs

Deepika Padukone is playing a blind girl in Lafangey Parindey and it instantly reminds one of Rani Mukherji's performance in Black(2005) and Kajol's in Fanaa(2006), but the actress maintains that she didn't let either of them influence her character.

"I have seen Rani in 'Black' and Kajol in Fanaa, but I didn't see them before my own performance because I didn't want to be influence by anyone else's performance. I wanted my own take on what suits my character," said Deepika.

"I have spend a lot of time with blind people and that helped me a lot," she added.

For the press meet, the set of Tilak Wadi, a fictitious place in Mumbai shown in Lafangey Parindey, was made in the studio and Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika along with a few other actors did a small act to give a feel of the film.

Singer Shail Hada, Suraj Jagan and Shilpa Rao sang songs from the film and it was complemented with dance performance.

"I doubt if ever I have promoted any of my film like this. Another thing is I for the first time I interacted with my audience and fans at such an extent," said Neil.

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