Clad in white saree, Deepika turns ‘Leela’ for Bhansali


This is for those who do not know, Deepika Padukone is playing ‘Leela’ in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’ starring Ranveer Singh in the lead and the actress dressed up like the character ‘Leela’ and came to wish the birthday boy Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his 50th birthday. She wore a white saree with neck tight matching white blouse. She put on red lip-stick and white bindi.

When Deepika received invitation from SLB, she was shooting in Wai for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’. She managed to get few hours from her hectic schedule and traveled six hours by road to attend the party. She stayed there for two hours and then immediately went back to the shooting spot. Clad in Anamika Khanna’s designer white saree, she looked elegant and steels the show.

A source says, “SLB had invited a few of his close friends from the industry for a bash. Deepika too received an invite for the party but was shooting for Rohit’s next in Wai. She finally decided to take some time out from her schedule to drive back to the city.”

An insider from the party says, “She was tired but she did not complain. She looked very elegant in a white saree. She spent two hours at the bash and immediately went back to Wai to resume the shoot schedule.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday bash was a star-studded affair as who’s who of Bollywood turned up to wish the majestic filmmaker. Priyanka Chopra who is playing boxer Mary Kom in Sanjay’s next was also spotted. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan came with her husband Abhishek Bachchan to wish SLB.

Hrithik Roshan and Suzaane were invited. Kiron Kher, Farah Khan. Anu Malik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Rekha and many others came to wish Bhansali.


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