News|December 20, 2010 11:03 pm

Deepika to Play Big B’s Shweta in Aarakshan


Prakash Jha feels that Deepika Padukone looks like Shweta Bachchan, Daughter of Amitabh Bachchan that’s why the filmmaker has approached the actress to play Big B’s daughter in his next, Aarakshan.

The reason behind choosing Deepika as Amitabh’s daughter is her height and demeanor. The filmmaker is also searching two other leading actresses. The director says,

“I began to flesh out the part, make it more dramatic. That’s when I thought of Deepika in the role of Bachchan Saab’s daughter. They’re both tall and look quite like father and daughter.”

This will be Dippy’s first film with both Jha and Bachchan. Shooting begins in Bhopal soon. Interestingly, it is also the location where Jha based his last film Raajneeti featuring the actress’ ex, Ranbir Kapoor.

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