Bring on the Madness

Bring on the Madness

The lead actors of Fukrey talk about having fun on the sets and why it’s important to be a little crazy,

The cast of the movie Fukrey comprises a relatively new ensemble. Just like the movie that is about four youngsters who want to make it big,its four lead actors have their hopes set on it to hit the mark. Actor Pulkit Samrat,known as the famous ‘Lakshya Virani’ from television,failed to impress the box office with his movie Bittoo Boss. Similarly,Ali Fazal,who had a promising start with 3 Idiots,did not make a mark with the movie Always Kabhi Kabhi. Even for Manjot Singh of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! fame,the roles he bagged did not do much justice to his talent. Along with them is debutant Varun Sharma.

The trailer of Fukrey promises to be a fun-filled movie. The movie,produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani and directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba,is set to release on June 14. The cast,just back from a promotional trip,seems a little tired. But that does not hide their excitement.

The actors were excited about the project from the beginning. Singh says the title of the movie did it for him. “I’m from Delhi,and I knew what ‘fukrey’ means — a slang for someone who is jobless or directionless. I knew it would be a fun film,” he says. In the film,Hunny (Samrat) and Choocha (Sharma),who are unemployed,discover that the latter has a gift that can help them win a lottery every time they attempt. Using this to make it big,they rope in Lali (Manjot) and Zafar (Fazal). The foursome get into trouble and are bullied around by Bholi Punjaban,the female gangster, played by Richa Chadda.

According to Fazal,the four characters are everyday people. Sharma says,“I’m sure the audience will look at these characters and say,‘Arre,yeh toh maine bhi kiya hain’.” Fazal instantly quips,“Yeah,I suppose he likes dressing like a peacock and has dogs chase him around.” This makes the cast burst into laughter. Sharma obliges by narrating a scene where he was in a peacock costume and chased by eight dogs.


The actors stuck to the general mood of the movie and had their share of fun on the sets too. “Once Varun fell sick and wouldn’t let us sleep till 6 am. The next day,we had a scene where the both of us were supposed to ride horses. His horse refused to budge and since I was exhausted I dozed off. I woke up when someone yelled ‘Cut!’. That’s the final scene in the movie,” says Sharma.

They unanimously agree that having done it all in the movie — from being chased by dogs,to running amok on the streets of Delhi,where the movie is based — they will never be embarrassed by anything stupid they do in life.