Actor Vicky Kaushal, who made his debut with the critically-acclaimed “Masaan”, says he had shot for upcoming movie “Zubaan’ before the 2015 release.
“Not many people know that ‘Zubaan’ was actually my first film. I had shot for it before ‘Masaan’,” said Vicky at the trailer launch of the film directed by Mozez Singh.
About his director, Vicky said: “Moses has been that person who showed faith in me when I was struggling, when I was giving auditions day in, day out, and when I was clueless where I was heading or what was happening in my life.” (Read: ‘Zubaan’ opening Busan Festival feels surreal: Vicky Kaushal)
“During the workshops, I was quite bad. After the workshops in the mornings, I used to get calls from people reconfirming with me if I had be able to do it well.”
“But I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity, for believing in me for a character like Dilsher, a conflicted character who’s trying to rediscover his abandoned roots, his abandoned fate and rediscover himself through music. It’s been a wonderful experience,” he said. (Also read: Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Zubaan’ to open Busan International Film Festival)
He also spoke about the influence of casting director Mukesh Chhabra and producer Guneet Monga for backing him and trusting him.
Vicky plays a character who runs away from music but it is music which helps him rediscover himself later on.
Despite being a Punjabi, playing a character who comes to Delhi to make it big and switching between Hindi and Punjabi was not easy, Vicky said.
He has two main looks in the film — one with a corporate look and the other as a sardar.
“I enjoyed playing the sardar as wearing the turban and that beard, I love the attitude of sardars. Your walking style automatically changes.”
His character in the film has a stammering problem and he even visited a speech therapist in Pune along with his director to understand the nuances of speech-related issues.
“Zubaan” also stars Sarah Jane Dias and Manish Chaudhari among others.
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