One look at Deepika’s crooked nose here and you know something’s wrong. No, it’s not the fact that she’s got to ‘act’ with the ‘cool dude’ Neil Nitin Mukesh, but because Deepika has to bear the foul smell of the rotten fish. Let us explain…

In Lafangey Parindey, Deepika plays the visually challenged Pinky Palkar, who works at a regular, boring 9-to-5 job at a mall but on the other hand, she is a kickass dancer on skates! Her life’s ambition is only one – to rise above all the ‘losers’ living in her locality and carve a niche for herself. And the guy who’s helping her do that is our very own Neil Nitin Mukesh a.k.a. ‘One Shot Nandu’.

Now Nandu wants Deepika to develop an acute sense of smell so that it can make up for her loss of sight… So what you have here is director Pradeep Sarkar (in the striped shirt) explaining the shot to Neil and Deepika (who’s already acting blind)… and a bagful of fish. Definitely not a pretty sight.

As Deepika’s expression indicates, they must have had a hard time canning the shot. But from the looks of the promo, Neil and Deepika seem to have got it just right. ‘Lafangey Parindey’ releases on August 20.

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