[AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika

jignesh thakur jigneshthakur21 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 13:19:07 EDT 2010


Mohra is genuinely bad.
Think twice before watching it.
If you want to see the movie on the subject please see sparsh.
Thanks.


On 7/24/10, Sakina Dhariwala <sfd100488 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi and what about Mohra?
> With warm regards Sakina.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jignesh thakur" <jigneshthakur21 at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 2:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika
>
>
>> vamshisir,
>> We can put the film (sparsh) in the category of good film which you
>> mentioned.
>> In this movie the acting of nashiruddin shah is extra ordinary.
>> And treatment of the subject is really great.
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>> On 7/24/10, Vamshi G <gvamshiai at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> True that some films portray disabled in such a way to laugh at them.
>>> But
>>> films like Black, Mayuri, Koshish, Khamoshi reflect the lives of the
>>> disabled.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Vamshi G
>>> M: +91 9949349497
>>> R: +91 877 2243861
>>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>>
>>> www.retinaindia.org
>>> From darkness unto light
>>>
>>>
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>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of jayinfotech
>>> Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:59 PM
>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika
>>>
>>> I don`t know if this films are made to create awairness for people or
>>> make
>>> laugh at differently abled. Check particularly comedy films ,tv show you
>>> feel like hitting directors, actors for their insensitivity. Even movie
>>> Black I don`t think was properly made, I donot know other peoples view
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Amit
>>>
>>>
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>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of jignesh
>>> thakur
>>> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 12:15 AM
>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika
>>>
>>> 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
>>>> M: +91 9949349497
>>>> R: +91 877 2243861
>>>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>>>
>>>> www.retinaindia.org
>>>> From darkness unto light
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Subramani L
>>>> Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:09 PM
>>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika
>>>>
>>>> I only hope that this character doesn't reiterate all the stereotypical
>>>> notions about VI.
>>>>
>>>> Subramani
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of pradeep
>>>> banakar
>>>> Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:30 PM
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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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