The actor sweated it out for 25 hours for takes and retakes of chase sequences, which will ultimately be reduced to approximately "45 minutes on screen" for Neeraj Vora’s Run Bhola Run.
"I am very active physically. I run and work out as a daily practice. I play squash and practice yoga, so technically, I didn’t have to train to do all the running for the film," says Tusshar Kapoor who plays a thief who lands in jail for a theft he didn’t commit.
"My character is crazy and fun–loving. It’s funny that in spite of being a con man, he gets conned." For inspiration in the genre he digs Steve Martin and has also loved Goldie Hawn in Bird On A Wire.
As for working with Govinda, with whom he has also worked in Life Partner, Kapoor says, "It’s an honour to be paired with Govinda. Our rapport helps us to get great comic timing and improvisations during the shoot. His school of comedy is very taporiish (street humour)." The film also stars Ameesha Patel and Celina Jaitly and releases on January 14, next year.
Comedy is not the only genre that interests him. "I am in the mood to experiment," says Kapoor, who will be seen playing a bootlegger in his home production Shor that has received rave reviews and awards at film festivals.
“There is an inner aggressive side of me that I draw from these kind of roles. I don’t bring it out in real life,” he says. “I can be mean only to the point of not inviting someone to my party.”
Also on the cards is a romantic film that will see him play a cartoonist in Rajshri’s Love You Mr Kalakar and Sagar Bellary’s Hum Tum Aur Shabana. Next month Kapoor starts shooting for an untitled action comedy with Rohit Shetty.