How could you portray this character of a crime journalist?
I observed closely many journalists and imbibed their body language and mannerisms and the way they speak because if one sees a reporter from a small town the way they speak is different from the proper leading news channels and newspapers and I have tried to essay thischaracter like a small town crime reporter.
Was doing comedy easy for you?
I have never attempted a full fledged comedy earlier and for this film I had to do a spoofy kind of a comedy which is more slapstick and laughs at their own expense and it was very difficult for me but as an actor I have to essay various kind of roles and so with director Rohit Jugraj and stars Diljeet Dosanj and Varun Sharma , I managed to do my character successfully.
You seem to share a good working relationship with Dinesh Vijan.
Yes. I have done Raabta under his direction and Lukka Chuupi directed by Laxman Uttekar and we share a good understanding and I as a professional tend to do good work with him.
Your next Panipat is very much in the news.
Yes. Ashutosh Gowarikar is a fantastic director and his canvas is always huge like Jodhaa Akbar and Lagaan and he is fantastic as a person. I play the role of Parvatibai who is more comical than historical and brings laughter in the film.
I have Housefull 4 directed by Farhad Samji and it’s a very comical role and one of the best I have been directed by .Farhad Samji has written successful films like Chennai Express, Entertainment and Bol Bachchan.