Deepika Padukone will be seen in two back-to-back films - as the
free-spirited Aaliya in one and as the intense Kalpana in the other.
The actress revealed that shifting roles was quite challenging for her.
"I did 'Break Ke Baad' and 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' immediately one
after the other. So I think it was very challenging for me in terms of
my mind space to shift from the character in a romantic modern-day love
story to the one in a period film," Deepika said.
Baad', also starring Imran Khan, has been directed by Danish Aslam and
produced by Kunal Kohli. It is the love story of a young couple who
break up and try to come back together and will hit the screens Nov 26.
Hum Jee Jaan Sey', helmed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, is a period film set
in the Chittagong of British India. It revolves around a series of
attacks that took place on a single night April 18, 1930, and its
aftermath. The film, based on Manini Chatterjee's book, stars Abhishek
Bachchan and Deepika in the lead. The film releases Dec 3.
the characters of both the films are quite diverse on the face of it,
the 24-year-old actress revealed that their core characteristics were
pretty similar, which is why she relates to both of them.
though one film is a period film and the other is a modern day
relationship story, both the characters - Aaliya and Kalpana - are very
strong, independent women. They are girls who have their own set of
ideals, girls who want to be independent; so in that way I have
identified with both characters," she said.
Asked about the
apparent similarity between her characters in 'Break Ke Baad' and in
her earlier 'Love Aaj Kal', the actress said: "People feel that the
films are similar, but that's probably because both the films are love
stories. Just because the genre is the same doesn't mean that films are
"In fact Meera's character from 'Love Aaj Kal' and
Aliya's character in 'Break Ke Baad' are completely different. Meera
was a more mature, understanding girl, who understood relationships,
she liked the idea of being in love, whereas Aliya is the complete
"She believes that if you are in a relationship, it
doesn't mean you have to get married. She doesn't believe that a couple
have to live together and certain things like that. Her way of thinking
about a relationship is very different. She is also very immature
sometimes when it comes to relationships," she added.
when asked about her experience of working with a debut director, the
actress said: "Danish is a fantastic director; I think he is extremely
talented and I'm not just saying this because I am working with him,
but I think part of the reason for me to say yes to this film is
because he came across as someone very confident, in spite of being a
first time director."