Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Working in 'Kochadaiiyaan' was an experience: Deepika

Actress Deepika Padukone talks about forthcoming Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan', Rajnikanth and debutante filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin

Working in 'Kochadaiiyaan' was an experience: Deepika (© Filmysouth)

Chennai: Deepika Padukone, who is making her Kollywood debut with 'Kochadaiiyaan', said that working in it was an experience, and she thanked Soundarya for the opportunity.

'Kochadaiiyaan' marks the directorial debut of Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, daughter of superstar Rajnikanth. It is touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film.

"Firstly, I would like to thank Soundarya for this experience. I would call 'Kochadaiiyaan' not just a film, it was an experience. Thank you for considering me for this film, Soundarya, and for believing in all of us. I would like to congratulate you for your courage to make this film," Deepika told reporters.

She was speaking at the audio launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan', which has music by A.R Rahman.

Deepika said she never felt homesick during the making of the film.

"Thank you Rajni sir and aunty (Lata Rajnikanth) for being my home away from home and treat me like your own daughter every time I was here to shoot. This is my debut in Tamil industry and I hope all of you will enjoy the experience as much as I did," she added.

Deepika plays Princess Vandhana in the film, which also stars Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Nasser, Aadi Pinisetty, Shobana and Rukmini.

Jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is slated to release on April 11.

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