When Deepika Padukone`s dream came true

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 13:44 PM IST

New Delhi: Actress Deepika Padukone, who plays a freedom fighter in Ashutosh Gowariker`s `Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey`, says playing the spirited character of `Kalpana` was a dream come true.

Deepika stars alongside Abhishek Bachchan in Gowariker`s period thriller based on the Chittagong uprising during the freedom struggle.

The actress, who started her Bollywood journey with Shah Rukh Khan starrer `Om Shanti Om`, will be seen in a new look in the film.

"It is something so new and unique for me. I am very grateful to Ashutosh who thought I was capable to carry off such a powerful role. It is a dream come true and a very important film of my career," Deepika, who was in the city to launch a designer footwear store, said.

The 24-year-old star seems to be keen on shedding her glamourous image with two back to back films. She last played a blind girl in Yash Raj`s `Lafangey Parindey` with Neil Nitin and now will be seen in cotton sarees in `Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey`.

Talking about her co-star, Abhishek, Deepika said, "He is so much fun to work with. I`m glad that I am getting a chance to work with different kinds of actors."

`Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey` is based on the book `Do And Die` by Manini Chatterjee and centres around the Chittagong Uprising of the 1930s. The film has been shot mostly in Goa and Mumbai and will hit the theatres in December.

Deepika also has Kunal Kohli produced drama `Break Ke Baad` with Imran Khan, which will also release in December.

PTI