We let you in on the best-kept secret about Break Ke Baad. Deepika Padukone’s character in the film has been modelled on her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.
Deepika plays the commitment-phobic Aalia and who better a judge of that particular trait in a person? That her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor is apparently quite commitment-phobic is well-known in the industry.
After all, the two were in a very serious relationship for two long years, even though it didn’t bear much fruit.
When Deepika heard the director Danish Aslam’s narration she couldn’t believe the striking similarities that her character had with Ranbir’s approach to love in real life. She went home dazed, wondering if she should attempt playing the role or not. She was faced with this dilemma at a time when her relationship with Ranbir was far from being perfect.
The actress chose to take up the challenge. A very close friend of Deepika’s confirmed this story and said, “Knowingly or unknowingly, she has added some nuances to her character in the film that are straight out of her past love affair with Ranbir. Besides, when an actor gets into the skin of her character, she picks up traits from people she has known personally.”
Was it an easy character to play for Deepika? Her friend added, “Well, it was easy in parts, but when the scenes became very emotional and intense, it was difficult.”
Deepika did not respond to our text messages or calls on the matter but considering how sensitive the matter may have been to her, we will not hold it against her..