She may be keeping ultra busy with her acting assignments, what with four films in 2013 (Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Ram Leela), two films in 2014 (Finding Fanny, Happy New Year) and three films all set to release in 2015 (Piku, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani). However, Deepika Padukone is still attached to her roots and her busy schedule hasn’t stopped her from picking up goodies for her mother and herself.
One such goody that has caught her eye is a special kind of saree that is quite popular amongst Bengali women, something that she explored in Kolkata while shooting for Piku.
“Yes, the Tant saree is a traditional Indian attire and is usually worn by Bengali women. It is a traditional style which is made by weavers from all over West Bengal. So fascinated was Deepika with the design and styling of these sarees that she bought a few for her mom and herself,” informs a friend of the actress.
Of course, being in director Shoojit Sircar‘s company has helped too as being a Bengali, he has a lot to talk about the city and what it has to offer in terms of clothes, art and culture in general.
“No wonder, Deepika is having one of the best times of her life while shooting for the film. It is a much relaxed environment and she is loving the pace of the city and the kind of life that it has to offer. Since she is shooting in the city for the first time, it is a completely different kind of experience for her. In the middle of this all, such small and quick shopping visits have only turned out to be an icing on the cake for her,” the friend continues.
For someone who glowed in her Goan dresses for Finding Fanny, aren’t we already looking forward to Deepika appearing on screen too in a Tant saree? Now that would be something!