A newbie in B-Town

After Padukone and Subbaiah, Deepika makes Bollywood debut

Published: 15th May 2014 04:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2014 04:04 PM   |  A+A-

After Deepika Padukone and Nidhi Subbaiah another Kannada actress Deepika Kammaiah will soon join the Bollywood bandwagon with the film Phata Poster Nikla Hero opposite Shahid Kapoor. Confirming the news, the actress said, “This is a romantic comedy with a masala touch. I have a small part in the romcom, which is more like an opening shot for the film. The promos will have only Shahid and me.”

The actress readily agreed for the role because of director Rajkumar Santoshi and Shahid. “When Rajkumar Santoshi called me and asked whether I wished to be part of the film, I couldn’t refuse knowing that he is an ace director who has delivered so many hits since years. He is one of the best directors in Bollywood. Of course, when I heard that I will be sharing screen space with Shahid, I didn’t think twice and quickly accepted the role,” she told City Express from Mumbai, where she is currently shooting for the film. The actress who landed in Mumbai yesterday will be there for a week. 

Sharing her experience Deepika said she was initially little nervous but eventually got over her fear.

“Having done films in South, I did not know how Bollywood works. But I was in for a surprise as I got comfortable and I am not feeling out of place. Rajkumar Santoshi is a great director and has so much energy,” she revealed.

The actress started her career in Sandalwood with Chingari opposite Darshan after which she completed shoot for Auto Raja with Ganesh. Now that she has taken the big step, the actress is hopeful to bag some big projects soon.

“Even a small role will give me a lot of recognition. The promos of the film will be out in fifteen days. It is an awesome feeling to make this move. I am super excited and keeping my fingers crossed,” she concluded.



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