The 29-year-old, who was in the capital on Monday to promote 'Piku' along with her co-star Irrfan Khan and director Shoojit Sircar, said the movie has been a "challenging" and "learning" experience for her.   

"My fondest moment of me with my dad... every time I think of my dad, I think of him in a lungi. When I used to misbehave and my mother used to shout at me, then he was forced to punish me," Deepika said.

"We had a store room in our home where he used to lock me for two-three minutes, and then he used to feel bad and take me out," the daughter of the former badminton player added.

'Piku'  explores the beautiful relationship of a father (played by megastar Amitabh Bachchan), who deals with the problem of constipation and a daughter (Deepika), while Irrfan plays a mediator of sorts between the two.

Taking about her character in the film, Deepika added "As a character, it was very challenging for me because Piku is a chaotic girl. She tries to balance a lot of things at a time. I had to do too many work at one time - speak dialogues, give expressions, put clothes in washing machine. It was a new experience for me where I got a change to learn a lot."

Asked how it was working with Big B and Irrfan, Deepika said: "I never expected that I'll get a chance to work with both Irrfan and Amitji in a film. I've learned a lot from them. It's been a very pleasant experience.

"I always thought Irrfan is an intense kind of a person. He does intense roles. Everything about him is related to intense. When I met him for the first time on the set, I thought he would be stern and be very serious. He doesn't say much, but when he says something he is extremely humourous. He has a great sense of humour and his comic timing is pretty untapped."

 

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