TV actress Radhika Madan and Dangal fame Sanya Malhotra starrer Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha is all set to hit the screens on September 28. The film also stars Sunil Grover in the role of Dipper Naradmuni. Recently, the actor in a conversation with a media portal talked about his upcoming Pataakha.
Talking about getting a brief from the director, Sunil said, “It is a film. A different medium for me. I haven’t explored much. I feel happy and lucky to have got the chance to work with him. The kind of cinema he has made, the stories he chose and the treatment, its intriguing. Pataakha’s journey was enriching and when you work with a profound director like Vishal Bhardwaj, it’s a pleasure and a great feeling.”
When asked about his character in the film, the actor said, “My character by nature is naughty, which comes naturally to me. But because the medium was different, how much am I suppose to offer was a constant pressure on my mind. On television, we don’t think much. Here, on the silver screen, you are also telling a story simultaneously. So, there is a pressure to not look like an attention seeker or trying to be over unnecessarily. So, you have to be calculative in your head. It was new for me. A fresh learning. One comfort that I had was, it was Vishal who was directing me. So, I surrendered myself. He would tell me that Sunil do your thing I will tell you if you go overboard or need to go over.”
As Grover is portraying a woman’s role in the film, talking about this, he said, “I think when two sisters are fighting, swear words are very normal. It wasn’t a shocker but cute in a way. And it’s a Vishal Bharadwaj film, these swear words are nothing. You must have seen Omkara and his other work. This can be watched with family. There is nothing abusive or offensive.”
“I have always been his fan. I’m lucky to have got to work with him. He knows what he is doing and enjoys it. He’s an artist. He is a poet and whatever he wants to write, it’s his expression. You can be his paper and pen but not his thoughts,” Dr. Gulati states.
On asking to leave the characters of Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Gutthi and Rinku Bhabhi, the actor said, “These characters have made me what I am. People know me because I was Gutthi, Rinku Bhabhi or Mashoor Gulati. People love them, I think. Even now, whenever I am traveling, people call me “oye Gulati saab” or they’d be like “Gutthiji” even if I am wearing normal clothes. I’m not surprised when they do that. These are the characters that are a part of me. I don’t want to leave them.”
Salman Khan’s Bharat will be his next film, “A lot of entertainment and a great story. It doesn’t matter if I am a part of it or not, it’s a Salman Khan film. What matters is that I am really enjoying this.”