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Exclusive! Rahul Bose: Priyanka Chopra told me 'You are so Manav' on Dil Dhadakne Do sets

Rahul Bose played the role of Priyanka Chopra's husband Manav in Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do.

Shaheen Irani
Aug 22, 2021
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Dil Dhadakne Do.

Rahul Bose is one of the few actors who could leave a strong impression even in a brief role. The greatest example of that is his role in Dil Dhadakne Do. Despite him not being one of the main leads, he left a remarkable impression not only on the audience but also on Priyanka Chopra who told him, "You are so Manav."

"I remember Priyanka told me when we were shooting for Dil Dhakane Do, "You are so Manav, I just have to react to you because your character is so with it," the actor told OTTplay exclusively.

He also credited director Zoya Akhtar for the same. "It is because, of course, you need a wonderful director like Zoya, Srijit, Tony, Kaushik, Santosh Sivan. Barring one or two, I've never worked with a bad director in my life. It's been really good in that respect," Rahul shared.

The actor could actually play the role of Priyanka Chopra's husband in Dil Dhadakne Do or a coach in Poorna with the same kind of conviction. When asked about his method, Rahul took us through his whole acting process.

He explained, "I believe in the biography method. I start from zero and create a biography of the character. Once I know everything there is to know about the character - under stress, in good times, when he's in love, when he's sad or when he has a setback in his life. If I have prepared every single aspect of the character's emotional makeup, what do I have to fear about the shoot? I'm prepared. Then I get on the shoots and do my thing. It's a whole collage that I put together to finally become Dr RS Pravin Kumar in Poorna or Manav in Dil Dhadakne Do."

"You have to live different lives as a real human being beyond cinema. I live different lives as a rugby player for India, as a member of the rugby board, crusader for gender justice, founder of two NGOs (one on child sexual abuse and the other on education), director of films, travelling, sleeping on the floor during the Andamans tsunami, being surrounded by thousand mosquitoes and walking the red carpet at Venice Film Festival. You need to live different lives so that you can relate to the characters you play. If you lead just a monotonous, boring life, then you will find it a challenge. You might still be able to do it. You'll find it a challenge if you are asked to play a one-eyed scientist in Antarctica with a murderous tendency," he concluded.

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