Sharad Kelkar says Deepika Padukone danced in Ram-Leela despite injury: ‘Full tape bandh k usne 11 din shoot kiya’ | Bollywood

In a conversation with Filmygyan, actor Sharad Kelkar, recognized for his portrayal of a villain in the 2013 hit movie Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, disclosed his experience shooting a Garba sequence following his knee operation. Sharad shared that Deepika Padukone, despite nursing her own injuries, graciously assisted him with the dance steps. (Also read: Sharad Kelkar indicates The Family Man did not reach out for season 3: ‘A different troublesome character will be cast’)

Sharad Kelkar recounted how Deepika Padukone persevered in dancing for ‘Ram-Leela’ amidst discomfort.

Sharad Kelkar Applauds Deepika Padukone’s Perseverance

During the interview, Sharad expressed his deep respect for his colleague stating, “There’s an incident that I remember quite distinctly. More than admiration, I hold a deep respect for her (Deepika). At the time, I had just undergone knee surgery, and we were on set for the ‘Lahu muh lag gaya’ track. My performance required me to dance in a seated position, which was difficult since my physiotherapist had warned me not to bend my knee past a 90-degree angle post-surgery. Despite my pain and Sanjay Sir’s understanding, I found myself struggling with the choreography. Deepika, despite having her feet wrapped in tape due to sustaining bruises, tenaciously danced barefoot for eleven days straight, soldiering through her pain. What stood out to me was when I blanked out and forgot my dance moves. Instead of taking her lunch break, Deepika stayed back to guide me through the steps, encouraging me with words of support. With her help, I was able to pull through the performance, and she was incredibly kind throughout.”

The Career of Sharad Kelkar

With his debut in Hulchul, directed by Priyadarshan, Sharad stepped into the Bollywood film industry. He boasts a portfolio featuring prominent movies like Baadshaaho, Tanhaji, and Laxmii. In addition to these films, he played a significant role in Srikanth alongside Rajkummar Rao, a biopic centered on the life of the visually impaired entrepreneur Srikanth Bolla, portrayed by Rajkummar. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film also stars Alaya F and Jyothika in key parts.

Sharad Kelkar’s Next Venture

Sharad is set to make his next appearance in the aerial action-thriller, Sky Force, helmed by Abhishek Anil Kapur. The film features a star-studded cast that includes Akshay Kumar, Nimrit Kaur, and Sara Ali Khan.



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