Deepika dons a Chinese look
Stunning Deepika Padukone is a South Indian girl and to shape her features and make her look like a Chinese gal has not been an easy task for the filmmaker of Chandni Chowk to China. The most difficult part has been acquiring the slanting eyes of a Chinese as Deepika has got big sharp eyes. To give a slanting look, her make-up artist has insisted her to stick tapes around her eyes. When contacted, Deepika said, "I don’t know how or why Nikhil Advani thought of a South Indian like me with big eyes to play a Chinese. I play half-Chinese and half-Indian in the film. And to get my eyes to look less big and rounded and more slanted, some special make-up artistes were brought in. They suggested I stick tapes around my eyes."
But horrified Deepika preferred to consult with her doctor before taking this risky step, "My doctors said if I stick those tapes on my eyes for 12 hours a day, the shape of my eyes would change forever. So, instead, we got my make-up artiste Mallika Bhatt to do my eye make-up in such a way that my eyes looked slanting," added Deepika.
Like Om Shanti Om, she will be seen in a double role in Chandi Chowk to China starring Akshay Kumar. On one half, she will play a Chinese lady and the other half as Indian lady.