Raman Raghav 2.0 made Nawazuddin fear himself

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 11, 2016 14:29 IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a psychopath killer in Raman Raghav 2.0

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui left his home for two days without informing anyone, and even started fearing himself when he was preparing for his role in the film Raman Raghav 2.0, where he plays a psychopathic serial killer.

“For two days I just went away without telling anyone and started fearing myself when I was preparing for this role. And then I returned and after I started shooting, I got hospitalized for a week for certain reasons. I was speaking the lines of a scene while unconscious, and my wife called him (Anurag) and said, ‘What have you done to my husband? You have changed him’,” said Nawazuddin, at the trailer launch of the film, directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Read: Madness meets mayhem in Raman Raghav 2.0 trailer

Nawazuddin’s character is based on a real-life psychopathic serial killer Raman Raghav, who was known by the name Psycho Raman in the 1960s. The role is another of Nawazuddin’s performance-oriented roles after those in films such as Manjhi - The Mountain Man and Gangs of Wasseypur II.

Anurag Kashyap with the team of Raman Raghav 2.0 at the trailer launch. (Twitter)

Asked how he prepares for such performance-oriented roles, he said: “My process depends on the director; and sometimes the character alone tells you how you should prepare for it. There are numerous characters for which there is no need of any particular preparation. What the director tells you on the spot, the character follows that path.”

Read: Will do anything to avoid cuts by censor, says Anurag

“The good thing is that I’m of a moti buddhi (not too intelligent) type, so I just try to do what the director tells me, I don’t try to think too much,” he joked.

Nawazuddin recently landed in a controversy when he was accused of assaulting a woman in his housing society. Asked if he took out the anger of that incident with this role, he said: “The film had been made before that. If something is still left, I don’t know.”

Watch Nawazuddin in Raman Raghav 2.0 trailer

Read: To play a troubled cop in Raman Raghav, Vicky Kaushal locked himself up

Quoting the word saprem (with regards) which features on the film’s poster, he added, “The situation is very good there (in the society). Everything is going on in the court. Everything is saprem.”

Raman Raghav 2.0 also stars Vicky Kaushal and Sobhita Dhulipala.

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