Bollywood’s good boy turned bad, Ronit Roy is all set to beef up for Subhash Kapoor’s Guddu Rangeela, to play the head of Khap panchayat.
“He is a far more powerful villain than the one I played in Boss. He is much larger much more powerful,” reveals Ronit.
Ronit Roy says he has to beef up considerably for his part. “There is a lot of preparation required since I play a head of the Khap panchayat. I’ve tried to understand why he behaves the way he does. I like to create a back history even for villainous characters. In Boss I built this past history for my character where as a child he might have burnt his parents’ alive because they deprived him of a particular toy.”
Since the villain in ‘Guddu Rangeela’ is a Haryanvi, Ronit Roy is working on his accent and on a beefed-up physique. With ‘Guddu Rangeela”s actor Amit Sadh home-bound with a fractured leg Ronit has two extra weeks to prepare.
Ronit Roy doesn’t think the Khap panchayat is evil. “If you examine their rationale they are not all trouble makers. They do a lot of good things or society. In their minds they are the upholder of traditions.”
Ronit says he’s game for a villainous role only when it’s something out of the ordinary. “In Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan the father seemed like a drunken brute. But he had his own reason for behaving the way he did with his son. He wanted to make something out of his life. Sometimes people who appear overly aggressive are actually trying to do the right thing,” says Ronit.