Deepika Padukone in a still from Ram Leela. (DeepikaPadukone/Facebook)
Deepika Padukone in a still photo from her upcoming film, Ram Leela. The actress will be occupied with the promotions of the film till November. (DeepikaPadukone/Facebook)DeepikaPadukone/Facebook)

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has revealed that she looked up to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's previous heroines for her part of Leela in the upcoming romantic saga "Ramleela"

The actress seen in a vibrant and bold avatar in Bhansali's film has been receiving accolades for her look and superfluous screen presence in the film's promos.

Speaking of her inspiration for the role of Leela, Deepika said, "I watched all of Sanjay's films. Each of his (female) characters has been so special and memorable."

"If you look closely, every (female) character has her own life and journey; I hope my part is also as remembered and loved as that of Nandini, Paro or Chandramukhi's," The Hindustan Times quoted the actress.

The actress' close friend also insisted that Deepika continuously studied Bhansali's previous heroines to prepare for her part.

Deepika's mischievous yet sensual part in "Ramleela"s new song "Lahu Munh Lag Gaya" is a vivid reminder of Aishwarya Rai's portrayal of Nandini in "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999).

The actress, who has accomplished a mean feat with back to back box office successes has been lauded for her flawless sync with her roles and has also garnered appreciation from fashion designer Anju Modi.

Modi, who designed clothes for "Ramleela" feels that the 27-year-old is the perfect choice for the part of bold and quirky village belle. She told Bollywood Life, "She has such a lovely body that everything looks good on her. Any flaw doesn't look like a flaw on her. She makes everything look correct, good and sexy."

Deepika, who is paired opposite Ranveer Singh in Bhansali's magnum opus, also shares a set of steamy kissing scenes with the actor. Ranveer too appears pleased with the way the scenes have been shot and spoke about it in an interview with a tabloid. He explained that the lip-lock scene was so intense that he failed to hear the director say "cut."

Looks like Ranveer too is floored with the lovely Deepika's beauty and grace. 

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