Deepika Padukone Explains Intimate Scenes Aren’t There To “Titillate Or Excite”


  • Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Gehraiyaan
  • The intimate scenes of the film have become a talk of the town
  • Recently, Deepika spoke about them

New Delhi:

Deepika Padukone has established herself as one of the most prominent actresses in the Hindi film industry. She is currently promoting her upcoming movie Gehraiyaan, which will stream online from February 11, 2021. In the movie, there are a few intimate scenes that have caught everyone’s attention and now, Deepika Padukone has spoken about them. While talking to Etimes, she said that the intimate scenes in the movie are not to “titillate or to excite the audience.” Gehraiyaan also stars Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Dhairya Karwa in key roles. The film has been directed by Shakun Batra.

Gehraiyaan is based on the concept of modern-day relationships and infidelity. In the film, Deepika Padukone’s character Alisha and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s character Zain cheat on their respective partners and also share some intimate scenes.

Talking about the intimate scenes, Deepika Padukone told Etimes, “I won’t attribute it to age and even to gender. If that’s something happening generically, then I would say, fine. But I wouldn’t say that younger filmmakers have a certain sensibility or the female directors have a certain sensibility, I would attribute it from person to person. And I would 100 percent say that, if a film like ‘Gehraiyaan’ wasn’t in the hands of a director like Shakun, either I would do the film and not be able to submit to it, in the way I have. If the director insisted it had to be done a certain way, then I would probably just excuse myself from it.”

Deepika Padukone added that a lot of things that she was been able to do in the film are based on the “comfort and trust” that she has in Shakun Batra. “If there’s intimacy, you know that it’s not to titillate or to excite the audience. It’s coming from a very authentic place of what the characters are experiencing and what the film requires. If the film was in anyone else’s hand, then in all probability, I wouldn’t have done it. I would probably push back on certain things,” added Deepika Padukone.

Apart from Gehraiyaan, Deepika Padukone also has Fighter with Hrithik Roshan, Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan, and Nag Ashwin’s next with Prabhas.

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