The promos of Barfi in which actress Priyanka Chopra plays the role of a mentally challenged girl may remind viewers of Sridevi's act in Sadma, but director Anurag Basu denies there is similarity between the two.
Basu's directorial venture Barfi features Ranbir Kapoor as a deaf and mute person, while Priyanka plays a mentally challenged girl.
"People might feel so because the last film that featured the actress in a mentally challenged role was of Sadma. But the comparisons are only on the basis of the promo...once you see the film upon its release everything would be clear," director Anurag Basu said in a statement here.
The 1983 hit film Sadma featured Sridevi as the mentally challenged girl opposite Kamal Hassan.
Sridevi is all praise for the dusky beauty, Priyanka Chopra.
"She is very versatile actress. Looking at her films like 'Kaminey' and 'Saath Khoon Maaf'...I miust say she is superb," Sridevi said.
Both Ranbir and Priyanka will be seen in a different avatar in 'Barfi'. "Priyanka and Ranbir are doing non glamorous roles in the film and I wonder how people would react," Basu said.
The director revealed that they shot in real locations in Kolkata with hidden cameras.