Azad’s most chal­leng­ing role yet

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

HE has taken on many comedic roles prior, but none was as chal­leng­ing as Her­man, a.k.a. Sko­deng, the role he played in ac­tion movie J Revo­lusi.

Ac­tor Azad Jazmin said even though Sko­deng in the movie is gen­er­ally desk-bound, but in prepa­ra­tion for the film­ing of the movie, the 40-year-old was not spared from do­ing phys­i­cal train­ing too.

“All the cast mem­bers had to un­dergo tough phys­i­cal train­ing to pre­pare our­selves for the role of UTK (Unit Tin­dakan Khas) per­son­nel,” he said in an in­ter­view re­cently.

Cur­rently busy pro­mot­ing the block­buster movie in a string of road­shows na­tion­wide, the hus­band of ac­tress Eira Syazira said he also had fun play­ing the char­ac­ter.

“Sko­deng is the live wire. He is the one pro­vid­ing comic relief through­out the se­ri­ous movie,” he said.

And how did he land the role? “Ap­par­ently, di­rec­tor Zulkarnain Azhar had me in mind from the be­gin­ning. They wanted a UTK man who was se­ri­ous with his work, yet ca­pa­ble of loos­en­ing up the peo­ple around him,” he said.

But Azad seemed thrilled with Sko­deng’s char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment in the se­quel, set to be­gin film­ing in Septem­ber.

“At the end of J Revo­lusi, Sko­deng is taken out to do field work with Jay (played by Zul Arif­fin). Since he sur­vives in the end, the se­quel will see him back with Jay (played by Zul Arif­fin) for more ac­tion in J Revo­lusi 2,” he said, adding that he could not wait to show­case some slick moves.

“I am ex­pect­ing Sko­deng to have fist-fight scenes with the bad­dies next,” he said, adding that he would ex­pect the chal­lenges in play­ing the role to be two-fold.

Azad played fun­ny­men in Nana Tan­jung 2 (his film de­but), Ngangkung and Ma­mak Cup­cake, psy­chos in SAM and best bud­dies in Girl­friend Kon­trak and J Revo­lusi.

Of In­dian, Por­tuguese and Malay parent­age, the Pe­nang­born happy-go-lucky artiste is likely to find his lead­ing role in J Revo­lusi 2 slated for a next year re­lease.

“I am go­ing to be the sec­ond pro­tag­o­nist in the se­quel, and that means, I’m go­ing to be my own lead­ing man at last!” said the fa­ther of two girls.

Ac­tor Azad Jazmin por­tray­ing Her­man, a.k.a Sko­deng, in a scene in the ac­tion movie’ J Revo­lusi’.

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