What made you join Shamshera?
I beloved the topic and what Karan was doing. It’s an motion bonanza set within the 1800s, an journey, like an amusement park with thrills, and an important story and character. Once I heard the script, the egocentric actor in me awakened and I supplied myself for each the elements. This was thrilling for me as an actor. So Shamshera was a no brainer when it got here to saying sure to the script.
You might be enjoying a double position for the primary time. Your expertise?
When the movie was narrated to me, it wasn’t actually supplied to me as a double position. However once I heard the story, my fast response to Aditya Chopra and Karan Malhotra was that allow me play the daddy additionally! As a result of it’s such an important position, it’s such an attention-grabbing, juicy half for an actor to play. Then, I actually needed to persuade Adi and Karan. I believe after that Karan did a few look assessments and that’s when he bought satisfied additionally. So, initially it wasn’t supplied to me however it hooked me totally as an actor. They have been two distinctive characters and for an actor like me, to play two distinctive characters and make them completely different was very difficult and really thrilling for me.
Working with Vaani Kapoor?
Vaani is a really high quality actor. She is somebody who works very arduous. She is so targeted that she is at all times carrying headphones, listening to music and making an attempt to be within the character. Many occasions I’ve tried to distract her and simply have silly dialog. We actually befriended one another. We actually loved one another’s firm. I believe what she’s completed in ‘Shamshera’ is kind of excellent and I’m trying ahead to see how individuals discover her character and her efficiency. She has an important position within the movie and other people should wait to see it to grasp how necessary her position is.
You performed Sanjay Dutt in your final movie Sanju. And on this one you’re pitted towards him. How was it working with him?
Once I began engaged on Shamshera Sanju sir was not forged at the moment. I’ve a lot love and respect for him not simply as an actor or a character on display but additionally as a human being. I used to be ecstatic that I used to be lastly getting a chance to work with my display hero, in a movie. It’s wonderful that Sanjay Dutt is my antagonist! Once I was 10 or 11, I had Sanjay Dutt’s poster in my cabinet. Then finally attending to play him in a biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani was a dream come true. And eventually getting a chance to work with him, to behave with him, the place I’m the protagonist and he’s the antagonist, it’s unimaginable! Sanjay Dutt has given us some epic villains along with his good performing performances and persons are going to like him as Shuddh Singh in Shamshera!
You underwent a physique transformation. What was the prep like?
Bodily, this movie has been, by far, the hardest movie for me as a result of I’m a really skinny man; that’s my genetic construct. So, losing a few pounds could be very simple for me however placing it on is tougher. Director Karan Malhotra wished a employee’s physique. This man (Shamshera) had spent some severe time in jail. He virtually grew in it. This was bodily robust to do.
You might be returning to the massive display after 4 years. What do you need to say about your comeback?
Effectively a whole lot of them are saying that Shamshera is my comeback image. However the place was I gone? And why are they calling it my comeback image? Sanju was a success. It isn’t that my seven eight movies flopped after which Shamshera is coming. However you retain getting such tags.