Deepika lifts 75-kg Imran!


By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 -- In most Hindi films, we've seen the hero lift his heroine in some or the other scene. But a heroine carrying her hero on her back. Well, Deepika Padukone has done exactly that. Deepika lifted actor Imran Khan in her forthcoming film, Break Ke Baad. Although it wasn't easy, she managed it after some training and rehearsals.

The scene in question features during the song Adhoore Hain. In the film, Aaliyah Khan (Deepika's character) plays the lead in the relationship with Abhay Gulati (Imran Khan). "Danish (Aslam, the director) felt that showing Aaliyah carrying Abhay was the perfect way to convey the drastic changes their relationship undergoes during the film," says a source from the film.

Turns out that was easier said than done, as Imran weighs 75 kgs as against Deepika's 55 kgs. But she underwent considerable training. Deepika also rehearsed the scene a few times. "To ensure that she didn't suffer any back trouble while performing the scene, she wore a thick, wide belt as a preventive measure," says the source. Talking about the sequence, Deepika says it was really "fun to shoot."

"Everyone on the sets was worried. But being an athlete, I was confident that I'd be able to carry Imran without any problem," she said. On the contrary, director Aslam calls it a complicated scene. "It's not easy to carry 75 kgs on your back. We didn't want Deepika to get hurt, so we were cautious," he says.