[AI] Acting blind is difficult: Deepika

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Sat Jul 24 13:27:18 EDT 2010


How could you forget Daasi and Qatl? In both the films, Sanjeev Kumar 
beautifully  played the role of a blind
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----- 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
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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
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>>> R: +91 877 2243861
>>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>>
>>> www.retinaindia.org
>>> From darkness unto light
>>>
>>>
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>>> [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
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of pradeep
>>> banakar
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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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