Kunal Khemu, the new entrant to the Golmaal franchise admits to talking a lot in the film. “I make up for Tusshar’s (Kapoor) lack of dialogue,” says Khemu, who plays Kapoor’s sidekick in Golmaal 3 and interprets his actions for him on screen.
According to him, “The only time my character says something that makes sense on screen is when I am interpreting what Tusshar is trying to say.”
He adds, “Otherwise my character says things that have no relevance to what is being talked about. He comes up with nonsensical idioms and is the butt of all jokes. When people are in a tough situation, he will be the first one to come up with an idea. However that idea will have nothing to do with the situation that is being discussed.”
Kapoor’s tutor, Vikas Kadam, who ensures that all his ‘speechless’ actions make sense, also helped Khemu and him get their timing right. “We had to get the timing of his action and my interpretation absolutely right. Working with Tusshar and Vikas was fun. Every time we were doing a scene, Vikas would sit us down and show us how we had to be in sync with each other.”
After his last few choices of films, is he comfortable with the comedy genre?
“I can say that I am not a stranger to the genre. I have worked in Priyadarshan’s Dhol (2007) and 99 (2009) was also a crime comedy. So I was completely at home in Golmaal 3.”
When asked whether he bonded with Kapoor off screen as well, he says, “Before my Jet Ski accident happened in Goa, I went out for dinner with the cast… Kareena (Kapoor) was there too. After the accident I had to take it slow and was made to just act and rest for almost two weeks.”