Not many know that actor Amitosh Nagpal, who played the role of Sonakshi Sinha’s brother in Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg also sang the song Jugni in Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.
The graduate from the National School of Drama will now be seen playing a part in Deven Khote’s Phillum City, starring John Abraham. He will be seen playing a comic role of a character called Casio who wants to become like Daler Mehendi.
A perception that he often has to fight is that theatre actors prefer to do serious roles as they utilise their potential better. But Nagpal disagrees: “People think serious roles are tough to do and that is why actors get appreciated for their intense performances. That is not entirely true. Comedy roles are as hard to do and sometimes even harder, it’s a completely different ball game.”
Even though a lot of his part was cut from Dabangg, just the experience of working with Salman Khan made the project worth it, says he. “He actually stayed back for a scene of mine that had to be shot. On top of that he was giving me cues! Which actor does that!” he says.