Hopefully, Deepika Padukone's
lungi and shirt look from Chennai Express posters does not
spark a trend but it has certainly made everyone do a double
The actress reveals that film's lead actor Shah Rukh Khan
and director Rohit Shetty came up with the idea to dress her
in a lungi.
"That's something new and I hope it works," says Deepika
about her look.
"The idea to wear a 'lungi' is not mine actually. It was
Shah Rukh and Rohit who came up with it. We had to quickly do
a photoshoot because we were losing the light. They were like
'Why don't we give her this lungi and make her look modern'.
The shirt that I am wearing in the posters also belongs to
SRK, only the sunglasses are mine," the actress told PTI.
The potboiler, which reunites Deepika with SRK onscreen
after her debut in Om Shanti Om, is slated to release this
Deepika, fresh from the success of Race 2, is looking
forward to back-to-back releases this year.
"It has been a good year but my next next six months are
very demanding in terms of my schedule. I hope all the hard
work pays. I have Chennai Express and Kochadaiyaan with
Rajini (Rajinikanth) sir is also ready for release," says
She has two other films --Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, her
film will Ranbik Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram
There were reports that she may star in Salman Khan's
Kick but the actress denies it.
"That's all speculation. It probably stems from the
fact that I had expressed a desire to work with Salman Khan.
Maybe these stories are coming from there. There is nothing
concrete on that film yet."