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November 17, 2020 1:46:32 pm
Divyenndu Sharmaa began his performing profession as Liquid in Luv Ranjan’s 2011 hit Pyaar Ka Punchanama. He then performed an analogous happy-go-lucky character in David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor. However, after that, he refused to as soon as once more play an analogous function in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 as a result of the 37-year-old actor had religion that “sometime somebody will see I’m additionally appropriate for a darkish character.” After which Mirzapur 2 occurred the place he stood out as hot-headed gangster Munna Tripathi.
Now, as a easy however clever boy Akhil Shrivastav, who’s out to search out the reality behind his father’s loss of life in police custody in AltBalaji and ZEE5 present Bicchoo Ka Khel, Divyenndu hopes he as soon as once more wins over the viewers. Akhil is a personality whose life is sort of just like a pulp fiction novel, as described by Divyenndu. Earlier than the present’s premiere on November 18, the actor talks in regards to the distinction between Akhil and Munna, his performing course of and why he’s not afraid to be typecast now.
What made you’re taking up Bicchoo Ka Khel?
It was the identify of the present, Bicchoo Ka Khel. The second they mentioned it, I used to be like, ‘I just like the sound of it. It’s got a cult really feel to it.’ Additionally, the setting of the present – the lifetime of a personality, who desires to develop into a author, turns into just like a pulp fiction novel. There are twists and activates each web page of his life. Secondly, it has been shot curiously. It’s type of a tribute to the movies of 80s and 90s. There may be dialoguebaazi, background rating, revenge, planning, plotting, exposing the killer. After doing one thing as heavy and intense as Mirzapur, I believed let’s take up one thing mild, entertaining and industrial however with a superb script and effectively carved out character.
After the trailer dropped, folks have been joyful as they noticed Akhil because the return of Mirzapur’s Munna Tripathi. Are you anxious in regards to the comparisons with Munna? How are Munna and Akhil totally different or identical?
They’re very totally different. The advertising and marketing folks wished to journey on the success of Mirzapur, which is why they portrayed Akhil because the return of Munna. However Munna and Akhil are two totally different people. Munna thinks from coronary heart and Akhil thinks from his mind. He desires to be a author and has a really totally different temperament. He’s not a trigger-happy particular person. He picks up a gun possibly a few times in the entire collection, which can be part of a plan. In contrast to Munna, who used to react instinctively, Akhil’s life is all about planning. The one factor related between the 2 is the world as a result of each the exhibits are set in UP. Now, I can’t do something about this, each different present at the moment is about in UP (laughs). As an actor, my job is to carry nuances to my efficiency, however sure, when folks will watch the present, they are going to undoubtedly draw similarities between Munna and Akhil, and it’s effective. Followers have a tendency to do this. However, individuals who perceive filmmaking and performing would perceive the distinction. I’ll haven’t any qualms if folks will examine Akhil and Munna Tripathi. I do know I’ve performed Akhil in another way.
In Bicchoo Ka Khel, you might be portraying a variety of feelings via your character Akhil. So, is all of it written in your characters within the script or do you improvise? What’s your technique of making ready for a task?
I are likely to go very deep into my script. I learn it time and again. I’m not an actor who says ‘will see what occurs on the shoot’. I really feel you may solely improvise when you’ve gotten executed your homework. It isn’t all the time that you’re supplied characters as effectively written as Munna Tripathi (Mirzapur) or Liquid (Pyaar Ka Punchnama). Completely different folks have totally different aspirations from totally different tasks.
In one in every of your interviews, you mentioned you didn’t do Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 since you didn’t wish to be remembered solely as Liquid. Now, Akhil and Munna look fairly related, so weren’t you anxious about being typecast this time?
You need to take possibilities as effectively. After Pyaar Ka Punchanama, I additionally did Chashme Baddoor which was once more a lightweight comedy, after which Pyar Ka Punchanama 2 was coming. So, it was occurring one after the opposite, and I used to be anxious that folks won’t see the vary in me. Nevertheless, I’ve now understood that not each venture may give you a special character. For that, you should have nice storytellers who can carve one thing totally different each time. However writers have a tendency to put in writing very related stuff and you can’t do a lot about it. It’s only how one can manipulate a sure scenario. Additionally, when you present folks your different aspect, you’ll be happy. Like, I’ve proven I can pull off a Munna Tripathi and a Liquid as effectively. So, now it’s as much as filmmakers no matter they wish to give me. I’ve proven them my vary.
After the success of Mirzapur, did you’re feeling any type of stress to ship on this present as effectively?
I don’t take such stress. I come from theatre. I come from a movie faculty and I’m very egocentric at coronary heart. I solely do stuff that I feel I’ll take pleasure in. However sure there are particular characters once they come your method, you’re feeling excited and nervous as a result of they’ve been written so properly, like a Liquid and a Munna Tripathi.
Do you credit score the online platform in your success?
I credit score the makers of Mirzapur for that. It isn’t simple to suppose out of the field. Regardless of how a lot perception you’ve gotten in your self, the opposite particular person additionally must have that type of imaginative and prescient. I’d undoubtedly wish to praise the makers of Mirzapur on how they labored on the characterisation. They’ve forged very totally different folks in very totally different characters. It’s solely due to this that you’ve got one thing as nice as Mirzapur.
Going ahead, are you planning to stay to net collection, or do you propose to be again within the films? What sort of roles entice you?
Each. I’d wish to have the perfect of each worlds. Medium isn’t essential, however content material is. It may very well be on the massive display or OTT, the story needs to be thrilling, the character needs to be good, and the makers ought to have the proper intention. Filmmaking needs to be in sync. Each group ought to be on the identical web page to make the magic occur.
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