Sharad Kelkar reveals Deepika Padukone’s dedication in ‘Ram-Leela’, says ‘she was dancing barefoot’

By Ronit Kawale 4 Min Read

Sharad Kelkar is a critically acclaimed actor who has worked in several famous Bollywood films. He is also known for lending his voice to dubs of some of the most famous Hollywood and South Indian films. The actor who started his career with television has worked extensively in big banner Hindi films and web series. Recently, he sat down for an interview with Filmygyan and shared interesting details from his experience.

Sharad Kelkar told that Deepika Padukone danced for 11 days despite the injury.

Sharad Kelkar played a negative role in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film. Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-LeelaThe filmmaker, who is known for his perfectionism, pays close attention to details. Sharad revealed that Deepika Padukone, who plays the lead female character in the film, had to shoot a dance sequence despite being injured. Elaborating on the incident, Sharad said:

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“Deepika was dancing barefoot and had bruises on her feet. She shot for 11 days with everything taped off and was in pain.”


Sharad told that Deepika helped him shoot the dance scene after his knee surgery

Sharad Kelkar performed Garba dance. However, the actor had previously undergone knee surgery. As a result, he found it difficult to perform the steps correctly. At that time, Deepika Padukone stayed behind and helped him learn and perform the steps. Recalling the help provided by Deepika, Sharad said:

“At that time I had a knee surgery and we were shooting for the song – Lahu Muh Lag Gaya. I had to sit and do garba. My physio told me, ‘You can’t sit because you have just had a surgery, you can’t bend below 90 degrees.’ I was unable to do it. Because of the pain caused by the surgery, I couldn’t do it. But I remember once I was completely lost and couldn’t remember the steps of the song. It was lunch time and Deepika stayed there and she taught me. She said, ‘You can do it. I will teach you.’ Somehow I managed to do it and she was so sweet.’”


Sharad Kelkar is keen to play different kinds of roles

Apart from acting, Sharad Kelkar has also achieved success as a voice-over artist and has become the voice of some of the most famous characters. He is primarily known as the voice of Prabhas’ character. Bahubali In another interaction, the actor explained how he balances between the two roles. He said:

“I am good at dubbing, but that doesn’t mean I will only do a certain kind of role that requires a good voice. I am an actor first, I can act and when it comes to my voice I can take it to any dimension. But, luckily, a lot of people have shown faith in me in the last two years. I try to do different kinds of roles so that I don’t get typecast. I am waiting for the good times, the best times to come.”


Sharad Kelkar’s work front

Sharad made his Bollywood debut with this film. Hulchul.However, he gained popularity through his roles in movies like Baadshaaho, Tanhaji And Laxmi The actor was recently seen in Rajkummar Rao’s film Srikant He will next be seen in the aerial action-thriller, Sky Force, starring Akshay Kumar, Nimrit Kaur and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles.


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Ronit Kawale has been an entertainment journalist for the past three years. Being a cinephile is not just a part of his profession; it's his passion. Alongside being an avid follower of Bollywood and television, he possesses a treasure trove of interesting gossip and insights about celebrities. He's well-versed in understanding what readers are tuning into on the website. After all, he became a journalist to stay close to the heartbeat of the world.
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