Abhishek’s pranks entertain Divya Dutta in JaipurMarch 11th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Contrary to talk about how much Abhishek Bachchan has mellowed down, he was still the prankster on the sets of “Dilli 6″ in Jaipur. He has been up to his pranks in Jaipur and the schedule has turned out to be a family affair.
“Has Abhishek really changed?” Divya Dutta wonders. “If this is the mellow Abhishek, I’d like to know what the bratty Abhishek is like. In fact, prior to his marriage, when we worked together in ‘Umrao Jaan’, he was far quieter.”
He makes Divya stand next to him.
“He’s used to short women in his life (mom Jaya, favourite co-star Rani Mukerji). And now he has his tallest co-star Sonam Kapoor in the same film. So there’s no dearth of variety on the sets,” Divya told IANS.
In Jaipur, Abhishek apparently gets food for everyone on the sets.
“He gets us kachauris and all kinds of goodies, but refuses to tuck in himself. He’s scared of putting on weight. I don’t mind, since I’ve lost so much weight. The entire atmosphere on the sets is very friendly.
“We’re constantly laughing and joking, quite like the people from Chandni Chowk in Delhi, whom we’re playing. I even get to feed squirrels with my own hands in Jaipur. Something I’ve never done before.”
Divya got a chance to bond with two of her childhood idols.
“I play Waheedaji (Waheeda Rehman) all her old songs on my I-Pod. She’s so amazed to hear her songs that she had long forgotten. As for Rishi Kapoor, he’s so chilled out. I can’t believe I’m sitting and chatting with my first crush. And Om Puriji is so much fun.”
Divya gets sentimental.
“The ‘Dilli 6′ unit has become one big family for all of us. It will be really heartbreaking when we’ve to move on. I’ve been lucky. Working with Yash Raj Films in ‘Veer-Zaara’ and ‘Aaja Nachle’, Subhash Ghai in ‘Joggers’ Park’ and ‘Hello Darling’ and now Rakeysh Mehra in ‘Dilli 6, not for a second do I feel I’m not at home. Now, I need to get lucky in love.”
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