In the upcoming Nandita Das directorial, Kapil Sharma plays an intense character -- that of a food delivery man
National Award-winning actress and filmmaker Nandita Das is awaiting the release of her new feature film Zwigato, which stars stand-up comedian and actor Kapil Sharma. Kapil will be seen in a completely new avatar in this film.
Kapil, along with the cast and crew of the film, was present in Mumbai on Wednesday for the trailer launch. During the event, the actor had an interactive session with the media, during which he was asked how he reacted when Nandita, who is known for directing intense and serious films like Firaaq and Manto, approached him for the central character of Zwigato.
Kapil said, "I have been a huge fan of Nandita Das, and have loved her as an actor and filmmaker. So, when I found out that she is making a new film and was considering me to be part of it, I was already interested. It is true that since I have been doing comedy for the last 10 years, no one pictures me in serious roles. Even my wife didn't take me seriously after we got married!"
However, the actor and comic added that he was also curious about why Nandita chose him for the film. When he asked the same question to the filmmaker during their first meeting, Nandita had a wonderful answer. Kapil shared, "Nandita ji told me, 'You know Kapil, for this film, even if a global star like Shah Rukh Khan agrees to do the film, I will not take him, but only you. And that is because you have the face of a common man. When I heard that the first time I was confused and didn't know if she was complimenting me or not? Then, I realised that she was talking about the relatability of the character. I think that I am very fortunate to work with such people and I am truly thankful to them."
From the trailer, it can be seen that the central character of the film, Manas (played by Kapil), is a delivery man, who asks his customer to click a selfie with him to earn more points. Referring to this, Kapil was asked how he feels when fans ask him for a selfie. Kapil said, "I really enjoy those moments because my fans love me and that is why they ask for a selfie. All artistes work hard to earn such moments and get love from the audience."
Zwigato, produced by Applause Entertainment, also stars Shahana Goswami, and is releasing in theatres on March 17.