Hi­mansh is work­ing on his Maithili ac­cent

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Ac­tor Hi­mansh Kohli (above), who made his act­ing de­but with the film Yaariyaan (2014), is busy per­fect­ing his Maithili ac­cent these days. Won­der why? He plays a Jhark­hand boy in his next film, Ranchi Diaries, and wants to make sure he sounds the part.

The ac­tor says he doesn’t want to go over­board with the ac­cent and wants it to sound re­al­is­tic, which is why he took help from his friends who stay in Jhark­hand. “I’ve spent a lot of time with my Jhark­hand friends dur­ing the work­shop, which was or­gan­ised be­fore the film. I was sure that I didn’t want to make my char­ac­ter a Jhark­hand stereo­type and thus, de­cided to take help from a coach as well,” says Hi­mansh, who has also starred in films such as Jeena Isi Ka Nam Hai and Sweetie Weds NRI.

To play the part well, he has also been watch­ing films and shows star­ring char­ac­ters from Jhark­hand. “He has been in­ter­act­ing with the lo­cals to un­der­stand how they pro­nounce words. And he has watched films and videos from there to see how other ac­tors say their di­a­logues,” says a source.


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