Deepika’s position in ‘Gehraiyaan’ is creating buzz throughout. How did you put together her for it?
Deepika was such a dream to work with. Step one to prepping her was for us to align that yoga is greater than only a health regime and that got here simple as Deepika is properly conscious of the significance of psychological and bodily properly being. Shakun Batra, the director, briefed me about how Deepika wants to come back off as an skilled yoga instructor within the film and subsequently, our coaching was deliberate accordingly. The way in which Deepika and I began this entire course of was to take care of yoga as a holistic and long run observe. We took a while to grasp her physique, and her strengths and weaknesses in her yoga observe. Since her character required her to have loads of expertise in practising yoga, we had been all the time coaching protecting in thoughts the amalgamation of thoughts, physique and soul. We labored on totally different ability units that her scenes wanted. We practised asanas for power, flexibility, stamina and her skill to come back out and in of inauspicious postures simply and elegantly. We labored in direction of constructing a really robust, lean yoga physique for the movie and past.
How a lot time did it take?
We began coaching 3-Four months earlier than the capturing began and continued coaching throughout your complete shoot of the film. We nonetheless take pleasure in yoga and are enhancing her yoga observe.
How was your expertise working along with her?
I feel what was actually superb about working along with her was that we immediately related and resonated with one another’s energies. Yoga is such a deep observe the place you’re consistently exchanging power, so it’s vital to be in sync with one another. What’s lovely about this was the way in which she regarded on the observe as being holistic and was open to studying and doing a lot. Deepika is so in tune with herself and all the time desires to know the whys and hows as an alternative of blindly following.
Any reminiscence you’d wish to share…
My favorite reminiscence with Deepika can be the primary yoga class we did once we began capturing and she or he nailed the headstand immediately, and never as a result of the headstand is such a sophisticated pose however it’s simply that she so elegantly simply glided into the pose. That simply confirmed how a lot power we had constructed whereas prepping her.
In fact, I fondly keep in mind our Four am and 5 am yoga practices proper earlier than early morning shoots. We wouldn’t go a day with out practising yoga and that was actually particular too!
One other nice reminiscence is, at some point when it was the final day of the shoot and we wrapped up capturing for your complete movie on the seashore, all of us celebrated and Shakun Batra, the director, together with your complete movie workforce simply bumped into the water collectively. It was such an exquisite second with everybody from the movie collectively celebrating the work we had carried out.