Posts tagged vikram gaekwad
BOMBAY TIMES (May 21, 2012)
BT revealed the first look at Farhan Akhtar as ‘Flying Sikh’ sprinter Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. We now bring you the first look at another pivotal character — both in the movie and the history of our nation — Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. The character is essayed by seasoned actor Dalip Tahil, who has always changed his look to suit the part. Incidentally, he has done a cameo in the film Gandhi, followed by a play based on Mahatma Gandhi’s life called Letters to Gandhi and in Bhaag…, he gets to play Nehru. Says he, “I experiment with my looks only if I’m convinced about it. I will never don a new look just for the sake of it. In BMB, I play Pandit Nehru and am working hard to learn and adopt certain nuances. I even went to the dentist to change my jawline and correct my smile. Also, make-up man Vikram Gaekwad was instrumental in giving me the look of Nehru.” Tahil adds, “Sometime when an actor goes overboard with his look, the original character gets overshadowed which is not right. I have got an excellent response on the sets for the Nehru look.”
By Subhash K. Jha, July 26, 2010 – 12:41 IST
With the unexpected success of the political satire Tere Bin Laden, plans are afoot to create an ongoing series of films featuring the Laden look-alike played by Pradhuman Singh.
The success of the desi Laden has taken the film’s makers by surprise. Director Abhishek Sharma admits creating a franchise out of the Laden character is an idea being serious explored specially since the humour on Laden has been taken in the right spirit.
Singh who has been in-character playing Laden even off -screen is a bit more cautious in his enthusiasm to reprise the role. “It would depend entirely on the writing. Abhishek Sharma who’s almost like a childhood buddy-I know him since I was 17- worked hard to bring the idea of a poor Laden look-alike who creates a global stir, come alive. Now to carry the idea forward without seeming to simply cash in on a successful formula, we need a script that is as funny if not funnier.”
Pradhuman who acted at the age of 20 when he was in the National School Of Drama gave up acting entirely and has now returned to acting with a role he never though he could pull off. “When Abhishek suggested I play a character that’s mistaken for Laden, I was zapped. I had never even remotely thought I resembled Laden. But now that the character has been liked I don’t mind playing him again.”
Another Laden in-blunder land saga is on the anvil. And this character may become Hindi cinema’s first formal farcical More >