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Exclusive! Thakur Anoop Singh on Bebhaan: It’s been a long four-year wait for my Marathi debut

The actor also debuts as a singer with this film

Exclusive! Thakur Anoop Singh on Bebhaan: It’s been a long four-year wait for my Marathi debut

Thakur Anoop Singh is excited about his Marathi film debut 

  • Dhwani Desai

Last Updated: 05.24 AM, Nov 05, 2022

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It was model-turned-actor Thakul Anoop Singh’s plan to debut as an actor in all the major film industries before making his Hindi film debut. And things seemed to be going according to plan. He had big-ticket films like Singham 3 (Tamil) with Suriya, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India (Telugu) with Allu Arjun, and Yajamana (Kannada) with Darshan. He even debuted as a leading man with the multilingual film Udgharsha, which released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. At around the same time, he was hoping to see his Marathi film Bebhaan release, but the COVID-imposed lockdowns hit and those plans were put on hold.

“At one point, I thought that Bebhaan may never see the light of day, because so many films were either being shelved or released on OTT platforms after the pandemic hit. It has been a long wait — of over four years — but I am thrilled that I finally get to debut in Marathi films,” says an excited Anoop. His film, Bebhaan, is slated to hit theatres on November 11.

The trailer of the film released recently, and it sees Anoop in an action-packed avatar — one that he is known for. When we asked the former bodybuilding champion about this, he said, “The film is about a spoiled, rich brat, who falls in love with a girl. She makes him realise that he is a nobody and everything that he has is because of his grandmother, who cares for him in the absence of his parents. He then becomes a rebel after the realisation that he doesn’t have an identity of his own. So, while there is action in the film, I wouldn’t call it an action-packed film. It is a performance-oriented role. Action is a small part of the film and it is all story-driven action. Due to my physique and the fact that I can perform action well, the makers felt it would add to the overall impact of the film. The sequences have come out beautifully,” said Anoop.

Anoop makes it a point to learn the language of the films that he shoots for. In fact, he has dubbed for many of his regional films. So, it comes as little surprise that he has done the same for his Marathi film. “I was born and raised in Maharashtra. Marathi was my third language in school, so dubbing for Bebhaan wasn’t difficult for me,” Anoop told OTTplay.

The actor also debuts as a singer with this film. “I usually sing at stage shows. Bebhaan’s director (Anup Ashok Jagdale) heard me sing and liked my voice. This led to me singing the title track of the film,” said Anoop.

The actor is all set to reprise Suriya’s role for the Hindi remake of Singham 3 (Si3), which is expected to release in 2023. Apart from films, he has also been a part of TV shows, such as CID and Mahabharat, in which he gained popularity for his portrayal of Dhritarashtra.

Directed by Anup Ashok Jagdale and written by Dinesh Deshpande, Bebhaan also stars Mrunmayee Deshpande, Smita Jaykar and Sanjay Khapre, apart from Thakur Anoop Singh. The film is slated to release in theatres on November 11.

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