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.
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."