scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, August 08, 2022

Arya denies playing Kasab

Arya Babbar has clarified that he is not playing the role of captured Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in Kuch Log.

Written by Onkar Kulkarni | Mumbai |
March 25, 2011 2:36:10 pm

Refuting media reports,Arya Babbar has clarified that he is not playing the role of captured Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in Kuch Log. Directed by Shuja Ali,it has Arya in the role of a terrorist but he clarifies that it is not similar to Kasab who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. “I play the role of a young village guy called Ateeq who is a strong believer of Quran. He is later brainwashed into becoming a jehadi terrorist and starts believing that one should kill people to attain jannat,” said the actor pointing out that the fact that separates the two is that Ateeq gets caught before the 26/11 attacks.

Set in the backdrop of 26/11,Kuch Log narrates four stories that are interwoven into one film. A sensitive film,it portrays humanity and does not show any religion in bad light. This was one of the reasons that inspired Arya to sign the film.

He said,“I have three different looks in the film. One is of a simple village boy. I also have a lean physique and stubble during my training as a terrorist and later,when caught by the cops,I sport short hair.”

The actor says that the makers of the film helped him in preparing for the role by sending him some YouTube links to see how terrorists are trained. Apart from this,the actor also underwent rifle shoot training sessions to get his act right.

Subscriber Only Stories
ExplainSpeaking: What RBI’s surveys tell about India’s economyPremium
What Opposition states want: More IAS officers, MSP guarantee, GST exempt...Premium
Jal Jeevan mission: A Maharashtra village holds a lesson for the rest of ...Premium
From Nalanda ruins, ‘university of future’ is ready with new campus, coursesPremium

When asked about the latest controversy between him and his brother,Prateik Babbar (when Prateik had called Abhishek Bachchan his brother),Arya said,“Well,it wasn’t a publicity stunt but an emotional outburst,which is now settled.”

Kuch Log is currently being shot in Lucknow. It is set to release in the second half of the year.

TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest News Archive News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 25-03-2011 at 02:36:10 pm

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement