Dippy and Richa do the Garba!
Dippy and Richa do the Garba!

Deepika Padukone and Richa Chadda, co-actors in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela are being trained is what is probably one of the most popular dance forms in India- the Garba.

Says an insider, “Garba is a frenetic and almost violent form of dancing. Bhansali didn't want the filmy Garba. He wanted the real thing. So he got a couple of traditional Garba dancers from Gujarat to Mumbai to teach Deepika and Richa the real Garba.” Deepika is flexible as a dancer and has been trained before, but it’s due to a knee injury that Richa is having trouble catching up with the training. Nevertheless, the Gangs of Wasseypur girl is giving it her best shot along with the physiotherapy that she is undergoing.

“Deepika is very athletic and very swift on her feet,” adds the source, “So is Richa. But Richa suffered a knee injury while doing an action scene for a film called Tamanchey and had to undergo knee surgery. So the aggressive Garba steps are not doing kind things to her knees.”

The two actresses play close friends in the movie and like SLB made Ranveer Singh and Dippy hang out together in order to get into a comfort zone, the ladies too have gelled along well.