Thursday, 24 March 2016

Didn’t feel overshadowed by Aishwarya Rai, Randeep Hooda: Darshan Kumar

Bollywood actor Darshan Kumar will be seen sharing screen space with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and actor Randeep Hooda for the first time in Omung Kumar’s upcoming directorial “Sarbjit“, says he did not feel overshadowed by their presence.
‘Sarbjit’ is a biopic on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and passed away a few days later.
Didn’t feel overshadowed by Aishwarya Rai, Randeep Hooda: Darshan Kumar
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Darshan said, “No. I never felt overshadowed by them (Aishwarya and Randeep). I knew what I was playing and I knew what Aishwarya’s part was in the film. So why would I be insecure about that? When you work with a person like Aishwarya, who is so professional and humble that you get a different type of energy and kick. So it’s fun working with them,” Darshan, who plays a lawyer in the movie, told reporters at an award function held in Dubai last week.
Darshan had made his debut in the 2014 movie ‘Mary Kom’, said he shares a “very good comfort level” with Randeep, whom he knows for over five years and was a part of the same theatre group as him.
But they don’t have many scenes together, pointed out Darshan, who will be seen as the lawyer to Randeep’s character Sarabjit in the film.
Talking about his role, Darshan said: “I am playing Awais Sheikh, he’s a fighter… He stays in Pakistan and fights for an Indian.”
The biopic, which also stars actress Richa Chadha, will be narrated through the perspective of the victim’s sister Dalbir Kaur, played by actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
It was heard that the last schedule for ‘Sarbjit’ was stalled in Manir Kotla, Punjab, but in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar too as the scene involved shouting of anti-national slogans.
Asked about it, Darshan said: “They (people) misunderstood the situation. They thought we are talking about anti-India slogans. We told them that we are shooting a film (and) this is a part of it. They did not understand and called the police.”
“We had to compromise on the scene,” said the “NH10” star, adding that for ‘Sarbjit’, the makers have “tried to be as real as possible”.
Darshan will be working on two films, the actor said, “My next film is ‘Mirza Juliet’. It has a political background and is a beautiful love story based in Benares. The actress is Piaa Bajpai and is directed by Rajesh Ram Singh. Then there’s one more, which I will announce soon,” he said.


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