Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor has been a part of the industry for over two decades. Having debuted in 2001, the actor has been a part of many movies and has essayed versatile roles. However, the one that he is most remembered by his mute character Lucky from Rohit Shetty directorial Golmaal: Fun Unlimited. During a recent interaction, he opened up about feeling insecure and apprehensive while playing the character.
The actor-turned-producer told Bollywood Hungama that the movie was inspired by a play that had three characters. While approaching him late filmmaker Neeraj Vora, who wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the movie, informed him that they are planning to add a fourth character. Talking about the initial thought process behind his character, Tusshar said, “Initially, we thought that we would do it through sign language but when we started shooting for the film, my tutor Vikas Kadam and Rohit decided to do something different.” ALSO READ: WHAT? Kareena Kapoor Khan Made Tusshar Kapoor WAIT For More Than 12 Hours While Shooting His Debut Movie Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai!
The 46-year-old actor further added that, they decided to do a mute character who can hear. He told the entertainment publication, “When you go to a temple or any place, you meet such people who know what things sound like. I don’t want to trivialise it but they know what things sound like. That character we wanted to play and then happened and did workshops.” ALSO READ: Throwback: When Preity Zinta Got ANGRY With Tusshar Kapoor After He Said Her Face Reminded Him Of ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ On Koffee With Karan
He went on to reveal that there were no dialogues written for Lucky, so he had to perform all the scenes impromptu. He was only told when his character would get angry or laugh. Further during the exclusive chat, Tusshar recalled how he has to watch the chuckling movies and silent movies to prepare for his character. He said, “Riyaz (practice) karvaya usne mujhse and asked me to do it in a very high pitch because Ajay has a very low base and Sharman and Arshad have higher pitches. So, he wanted me to go higher than that. Throughout that phase I was a bit insecure, ki ye character kaisa lagega because at that time Kya Kool Hai Hum bhi lagi thi and it had many dialogues.”
Speaking about being apprehensive about his character, the actor said it was because he was surrounded by Ajay Devgn, Sharman Joshi, Arshad Warsi and Paresh Rawal, actors were experts in comedy. He said, “Then there was Ajay, Sharman, Arshad, Paresh Bhai and they are all experts in comedy. I was like, what will this silent character do? But it was my faith in the director and the entire team. There was something about that package that was very promising and I decided to close my eyes and take a leap of faith.”
For the unversed, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006) became one of the best comedy movies of all time.
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