Shreyas Talpade has emerged as one of the most talented actors in the Hindi film industry today, after wowing people in his films like Iqbal, Dor and his latest, Welcome To Sajjanpur.
Now, the actor will be seen in Rohit Shetty's laugh-riot Golmaal Returns, the sequel to Golmaal. And he seems to hold his own quite well, against the film's cast Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora and Celina Jaitley.
Here's a sample of Shreyas' comedy. And don't miss this video, where Shreyas tells us why he loves comedy.
You're the new entrant in Golmaal Returns. Did you feel like an outsider?
No. In fact, before the shoot started, Ajay called us over for dinner, and made us comfortable.
You play a Maharashtrian boy in Golmaal Returns, in love with a South Indian girl. So you had to mouth some Tamil dialogues. How much did you have to prepare?
We thought of speaking in Tamil spontaneously. When I came on board, I was not aware that Celina plays a Tamil girl. So when I learnt that, I thought we should improvise and and I should speak in Tamil and Marathi. By doing this, we brought some more humour in the film, and Rohit liked the idea. Our cameraman Natrajan is a Tamilian and he helped us with our dialogues.
What is your favourite scene in the movie?
I have many favourite scenes. But the best is when I meet Tusshar for the first time. We misunderstand each other for someone else and to add to it, he is mute. So we can't explain who we are to each other. I cannot reveal the whole scene, because I will give away certain things.
Whose character do you love the most?
Considering the type of craze it has created, I would have loved to do Tusshar's role. He is mute, and yet, so funny. That's a difficult role.
You are very good at mimicry.
Yes. I used to mimic a lot when I was in college. But I have stopped that, as it started interfering with my acting. I did a little mimicry in Dor. Now, I have lost touch.
I am doing Sangeeth Sivan's horror film, Click, Mukta Arts' comedy film, Paying Guest, and UTV's family drama, Aagey Se Right.
Text: Patcy N | Video: Hitesh Harisinghani
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