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Kunal to play superhero in Kashyap's next

After Shah Rukh Khan in RA.one, it is Kunal Kapoor who will soon be seen rescuing the helpless and the needy. The actor is excited to play superhero in Anurag Kashyap’s Doga, signs a romantic comedy, due after Don 2.

bollywood Updated: Apr 19, 2011 18:06 IST
Nirmika Singh

After Shah Rukh Khan in RA.one, it is Kunal Kapoor who will soon be seen rescuing the helpless and the needy. The actor, who has been signed on to play Doga, a superhero in Anurag Kashyap’s much awaited action film of the same name, is super excited.

“As a kid, there have been numerous times when I wore my underwear over the pants, tied a towel to my neck and pretended to be Batman or Superman. Being offered to play Doga was a dream come true,” says Kapoor, about the character, which used to appear in Raj Comics.

In the graphic series, Doga is the alter ego of an orphan called Suraj, whom dacoit Daku Halkan Singh finds in a garbage dump as an infant. He is raised by the callous dacoit, but at the same time treated like a dog. Tired of Singh’s cruelty, Suraj seeks refuge under Adrak Chacha, a weightlifter who trains him in martial arts and boxing. After which, the young man dons the identity of Doga, wears a dog mask to disguise himself and goes on to kill Singh. Doga is considered to be the second most popular character created by Raj comics after Nagraj.

Kunal"He has shades of grey in his character, which makes him different from other superheroes. He is more of a vigilante who wants to bring the culprits of crime to book," says Kapoor, who is also looking forward to the release of his next film, Don 2. Ask him about his experience working with Shah Rukh Khan, who also will be playing a superhero in his mega film, and he says, "He is the most energetic person I have ever worked with. I used to think that people exaggerate when they say he has incredible energy, but now I’m convinced."



Kapoor also reveals that he will be starring in an untitled rom-com, the shooting for which is yet to begin, "I can’t divulge details, but yes, my character is very different from the ones I have played in the past."