Deepika gets cozy with Rakesh Bapat
As Ranbir Kapoor hesitated to shoot an intimate scene with Kashmera Shah, in the same way Deepika Padukone was also extremely uncomfortable in shooting a cozy soap ad with model cum actor, Rakesh Bapat. Deepika and Rakesh are strangers, they hardly knew each other and therefore to shoot an intimate ad was bit difficult for the ‘Om Shanti Om' actress. To make Deepika feel ease, director Pradeep Sarkar played the title track of ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ instead of the ad jingle.
Unable to give the right shot, Deepika gave at least 50 retakes. A source present on the set said, “Yes, we took almost 50 retakes. The ad was shot under a shower and had to be filmed keeping certain technicalities in mind because the product (soap) had to be the focal point. After several retakes, director Pradeep Sarkar and cameraman Anil Mehta suddenly came up with the idea of playing Deepika’s favorite song. They played the title song of Bachna Ae Haseeno so that Deepika could feel comfortable enough to shoot. Deepika obviously loves the song and it made matters much easier for everybody present on the sets.”
Pradeep Sarkar said, “Yes, I played the song to make Deepika feel good. It helped in getting all the right moves.”
Pradeep confirmed that he took several retakes of the ad and will finalize the right one only at the editing table.