Deepika Padukone has spoken about how much she enjoyed working in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, stating that it was ‘an event of a lifetime’ for her. The film has acquired huge critical and commercial praise and has become a sensational hit at the box office. In an interview with a leading Indian newspaper, Deepika shared the following. “I was wondering when we started shooting Ram-Leela – ‘How will we talk about this epic love story?’ But then we were like – ‘I think the audience should surrender to our world that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making.’ Of course, there’s the classic balcony scene and the conflict and many more fictionally created scenes to resurrect Romeo and Juliet. But many filmmakers have made their versions of this classic and we feel our version is very unusual given the setting. I can’t imagine anyone in India pulling it off like Sanjay Leela Bhansali did. There’s poetry in every scene and it was more of an event of a lifetime for me.”
Deepika also responded to a question regarding her most famous song in the film; the garba themed ‘Nagada Sang Dhol’, which has acquired huge popularity amongst the masses. “I’ve never played garba in my life and I know how exciting the times are when Navrati is around the corner. I also have many Gujarati friends but for some reason, I’ve never played the raas-leela. What we’ve done in Ram-Leela is a folk kind of Garba and not the usual commercial ones you get to see these days.”
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is in cinemas now!