Actor Arjun Rampal, who performs a defence lawyer in ‘Nail Polish’, says that taking part in difficult roles has a relaxing impact on him
The brand new regular might effectively be carrying out Arjun Rampal. With a one-year-old little one at residence, the actor says it’s required of him to be further cautious each time he steps out. “Hope it will all be over quickly with the vaccines coming alongside,” he remarks, over a Zoom audio name from London.
Arjun’s Nail Polish releases on digital streaming platform ZEE5 on January 1, 2021. He performs Sid Jaisingh, a defence lawyer tasked with securing the acquittal of Veer Singh (Manav Kaul) after the latter is accused of murdering 38 kids. Co-starring Rajit Kapur and Anand Tiwari in key roles, Nail Polish is directed by Bugs Bhargava Krishna.
Edited excerpts from an interview:
Why did Sid Jaisingh enchantment to you?
The screenplay is unbelievable; the way in which the narrative unravels to disclose the totally different layers… that, for me, was an enormous bonus. The problem of getting to win the case for my shopper (defending the indefensible) and the way I used to be going to do it’s what I actually favored.
How do you internalise your characters earlier than enacting them?
Once I get a well-written, good character, my complete course of is to seek out what makes him human. As an illustration, the viewers can not see Sid Jaisingh as only a character; they need to have the ability to name him by his title and discover the relation with him — whether or not it’s love or hate. Bugs (director) and I did a SWOT evaluation of Sid, to convey out his human aspect and make him extra plausible.
There have been a number of courtroom dramas in Bollywood of late…
I’ve at all times been sceptical and scared to do courtroom dramas as a result of the movie can get extraordinarily melodramatic, and even unrealistic. It can be over-the-top and boring as a result of such movies can get very verbose. With Nail Polish, Bugs has taken a practical method that pushes the movie away from such eventualities. It’s dramatic, however not melodramatic.
You appear ready to attend for a very good position to return alongside earlier than signing a venture…
Undoubtedly. I might be gone sooner or later however my work will keep. So no matter work I do, it must be one thing that makes individuals say ‘Okay, that’s good’ and never ‘Why did he do this?’
What’s your takeaway from taking part in such difficult roles?
When I’m in these characters, they permit me to say issues that I’d love to talk in a private capability. You may put on the masks of those characters and say the issues you’ve got at all times wished to. The opposite factor is the method of shedding your self in one thing you or one other particular person created… it may be therapeutic in a approach (laughs).
What are your different initiatives?
I’m filming a Netflix venture Penthouse directed by Abbas-Mustan. Filming for Bhima Koregaon was stopped because of the pandemic outbreak. It’s a interval movie and requires plenty of extras, so it’s powerful to shoot in the mean time. I’m additionally beginning work on one other movie in January. Moreover, I’ve season 2 of The Ultimate Name with ZEE5.