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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.
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