[AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika

jignesh thakur jigneshthakur21 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 09:21:04 EDT 2010


Nice view sir,
A great Urdu poet galib said (dil ko khush rakhne ko galib ye khayal
acchha hai.)

thanks.

On 7/23/10, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:
> I had a professor who used to call the blind students "Mutta Payale",
> which in Tamil means "my dear fool" and an affectionate term at that.
>
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>
> Once I was walking on a road with my 2 visually impaired friends. We
> heard a comment from a stranger who was talking with somebody. He sad:
> don't trust or help them, they can rob a bank. They are able to do
> anything. We couldn't do anything except laughing.
> We couldn't understood, he was praising us or anything ells.
> What message the films spreads?
>
>
> On 7/22/10, Vamshi G <gvamshiai at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Going by the role she is playing, (Deepika will be seen as a visually
>> challenged girl who can dance on Skates), It does not seem so.
>>
>> Another bollywood movie which portrayed the skills of VIs was Ankhen.
>> Though the purpose for which the blinds were used is illegal, robbing
> a
>> bank, the skills of blinds were well exploited.  My personal thought.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Vamshi G
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>> From darkness unto light
>>
>>
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>>
>> I only hope that this character doesn't reiterate all the
> stereotypical
>> notions about VI.
>>
>> Subramani
>>
>>
>>
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>> Subject: [AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika
>>
>> Acting blind is difficult: Deepika - News & Interviews - Bollywood -
>> Entertainment - The Times of India
>>
>>
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-intervie
>> ws/Acting-blind-is-difficult-Deepika/articleshow/6
>>
>> Lead actors playing visually challenged characters is not new, but for
>> Deepika Padukone it was a first. She describes it as her toughest role
>> yet but also says she is exactly like the heroine - a woman who is
>> self-confident, ambitious and never gives up.
>>
>> "For me, this role out of all the films that I have done was the most
>> challenging. It's not been easy. It required a lot of focus and
>> concentration. I had to observe a lot of blind people before I could
>> play this role," Deepika said.
>>
>> "I think I identify with the character Pinky a lot because Pinky is
>> someone who is extremely self-assured. She is extremely confident,
>> knows exactly what she wants. She is ambitious and she never gives up,
>> which is exactly how I am," she said.
>>
>> This time director Pradeep Sarkar has teamed up with Deepika Neil
>> Nitin Mukesh and a bunch of other actors to narrate the story of a
>> group of youngsters living in the back streets of Mumbai. Releasing
>> Aug 20, it will see Neil playing a boxer who fights blindfolded, while
>> Deepika will be seen as a visually challenged girl who can dance on
>> skates. "The biggest challenge was to pretend that I was not seeing.
>> There were no supporting tools like black goggles or a stick with me
>> to make it obvious that I am blind. For example, we friends are
>> sitting together and discussing something and one of them says, 'arre
>> dekh na' and then realises I can't see. Or he removes a glass a bit
>> aside spontaneously not realising I couldn't see that...So everyone
>> had to focus and give a lot of attention all the time while shooting
>> the film," said Deepika.
>>
>> The actress along with other cast and crew spent time with visually
>> challenged people to understand their behavioural nuances and figure
>> out counter actions. "It took around six months of reading and
>> interacting. Lots of physical movements I had to get use to. It's like
>> feeling things around you without actually being able to see them. "We
>> didn't visit any blind school, but all of us met a lot of blind
>> people... it was not just for me but also very important for Neil and
>> the group of friends I am interacting with in the film, even for
>> 'dada' (Sarkar) to see how it is to interact with the blind. So I
>> think it was a group process for all of us," she said.
>>
>> Deepika says she didn't find it nerve-wracking to do the implausible
>> stunts. "As I have been an athlete and a sportsperson before, I think
>> it just makes it much easier and interesting for me. I think to be
>> able to do stunts, you need to be physically fit. It needs a lot of
>> dedication, it needs a lot of control on the kind of food you are
>> eating. So it was a lot of discipline," said Deepika.
>>
>> It's her zeal for sports that gave her the courage to train in scuba
>> diving and sky diving. "The skating is something I had to learn for
>> the film, but the scuba diving and this sky diving is something I have
>> done for myself. It's always nice to challenge your limits. I always
>> thought that I was scared of heights until I jumped off a plane. Today
>> when I fly in a plane and look outside, it doesn't feel like
>> anything," said Deepika.
>>
>> After "Lafangey Parindey", Deepika has two films - "Khelein Hum Jee
>> Jaan Sey" and "Break Ke Baad" - in queue for release this year.
>>
>> The actress doesn't get bogged down by work pressure; neither does she
>> get jittery by audience expectation. "I don't consider it as work
>> pressure, as I enjoy doing it. But I feel very relaxed when I spend my
>> time alone at home after I pack up every day or I speak to my parents
>> and spend time with them. I don't expect people to expect anything. I
>> know I have given it my best. I obviously hope the best for every
>> film," said Deepika.
>>
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