Shahrukh Khan seems to be getting closer to Tamil audience over the years. It was all started after his Ra.One. He had played the role of a Tamilian named Shekhar Subramanium. The Bollywood star had roped in superstar Rajinikanth to do a cameo and this factor generated a good audience for the movie in Tamil Nadu where hardly Hindi films used to do well at the Box Office. Also during the making of the movie, he had asked his co-star Kareena Kapoor to mouth Tamil words for one of the popular songs in the movie.
Now, Shahrukh Khan has done something similar in forthcoming movie Chennai Express. Well, the actor, who cautiously works to give a perfect look to his products, asked his co-star Deepika Padukone to learn Tamil accent. She will be seen in the role of a Tamil ponnu in the forthcoming Hindi movie. "Deepika is Konkani, so she found it easier to learn the Tamil accent, but Shahrukh still insisted that she work on it," Hindustan Times quotes a source close to the actor as saying.
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Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone has also confirmed that Shahrukh helped Deepika learn the language. In fact, he got her a few Kollywood movies and made her to watch those films.
Deepika says, "Working with him is always fun and a learning experience. In this movie, he helped me out with my Tamil accent. He showed me Tamil films and made me hear the accent carefully. This is funny because in Om Shanti Om (OSO; 2007), he was the one who would tease me for my Konkani accent."
Deepika's Tamil Connection Bound To Grow
Well, Deepika Padukone's Tamil connection is bound to grow in the coming days. It is simply because the actress is playing the female lead in forthcoming Kollywood movie Kochadaiyaan starring Rajinikanth.
However, when it comes to Chennai Express, the film is making good noise in Tamil Nadu for various reason. Firstly, the film is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram, and what happens along the way forms the crux of the story. And the next factor is a few actors - Sathyaraj and Manorama - from Tamil industry have worked in the movie.