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re­late to while watch­ing the film. I was very happy with the fact that it’s a com­plete char­ac­ter, very well etched.

Do you think you have been type­cast? No, the ti­tle of the movie gives that im­pres­sion. Th­ese days films are chang­ing, the face of cinema is chang­ing. Sto­ries are be­com­ing more per­sonal and I am very happy that I am a part of scripts, which are so per­sonal and when peo­ple watch my films they love my char­ac­ter. Peo­ple tend to love a char­ac­ter only when they can re­late to it. I am try­ing to do more and more re­lat­able films.

Tell us how your ex­pe­ri­ence was work­ing with the fol­low­ing ac­tors? Prachi Mishra: To talk about Prachi, since it was her first film, she did not know much about act­ing, but she was al­ways very keen on learn­ing new things. It was very in­ter­est­ing to see her jour­ney. When­ever we had spare time on our hands, she would ask for sug­ges­tions and was very open to con­struc­tive crit­i­cism. It is al­ways good when you give your in­puts to help some­one and they take it sport­ingly. Ira Dubey: She has done a lot of theatre, so work­ing with her was a very nice ex­pe­ri­ence as she is a very bril­liant ac­tor. Prad­hu­man Singh: Com­ing to Prad­hu­man Singh, he is play­ing the char­ac­ter of my best friend in the movie. He is an amaz­ing ac­tor and has got amaz­ing tim­ing. A very sen­si­tive guy too! Jackie Shroff: Work­ing with Jackie Shroff was an­other ex­pe­ri­ence al­to­gether. We have grown up watch­ing his movies. At the same time, Jackie sir and I come from dif­fer­ent schools of act­ing. He is from s very com­mer­cial Hindi cinema thought. It was a very nice ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with him on-screen.

How dif­fer­ent was this role from the other films that you have acted in? If you take Pyaar Ka Punch­nama, I was play­ing a very emo­tional char­ac­ter. If you think of Chashme Bad­door, I was a poet who was in­volved in his po­etry. Ek­kees Top­pon Ki Salaami is a film about a son, who i s ded­i­cated to­wards his fa­ther. I n this movie, I por­tray t he char­ac­ter of a very chilled out guy, who is al­ways i n con­trol and never overtly emo­tional.

What are your up­com­ing projects in the near fu­ture? The Last Raid… Like I have said ear­lier, the script is the most im­por­tant as­pect of a movie. And I would like to do dif­fer­ent cinema, so this movie again is a form of ex­per­i­men­tal Hindi cinema.

What kind of scripts would in­ter­est you? As for the scripts, all I can say is that I am look­ing for­ward to some ex­cit­ing new sto­ries! So that I can have per­for­mance­based roles and do good en­ter­tain­ing cinema. Whether it is a regular runof-the-mill Bol­ly­wood masala movie or dif­fer­ent, se­ri­ous cinema, or an Indie flick, I am open to ev­ery kind of role that ex­cites me.

Prachi & Divyendu ro­mance for the cam­era

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