He worked through Eid and took off for an outdoor in Jodhpur even before the first Ganpati puja could be performed at home. It’s all work for Tusshar Kapoor but he’s not complaining because the promos of both his forthcoming films, Hum Tum Shabana and The Dirty Picture have been greeted enthusiastically.
“Hum Tum Shabana is not Golmaal 4 but it’s a comedy and people are expecting it to be ‘paisa vasool’ (value for money) and good time pass,” beams the actor, who celebrated his birthday while shooting the song, Hey You Mr DJ... and remembers playing dumb charades with his colleagues while filming the climax through five sleepless nights.
The film is about two guys fighting over the same girl (Minissha Lamba) and Tusshar admits that when in school, he often found himself in such competitive situations and often ended up befriending the prettiest girl in class much to the disgruntlement of his mates. “I guess it was because I was very comfortable around girls since I have a sister at home. Eventually, the guys realised that if they couldn’t beat me, it was better to join me. After we passed out, they would beg me to arrange a meeting with this girl and let them come along,” laughs Tusshar, who lists Kareena Kapoor and Ajay Devgn amongst his best buddies today.
His sister Ekta Kapoor’s latest production has unveiled to reactions like, “Hot! Dirty! Shocking!” Tusshar is unfazed: “Ten years ago, no one would have publicly admitted that they were waiting to see the film. The fact that they are openly saying they want to today proves that we’ve come a long way. India’s the land of Kama Sutra, so why should we be apologetic about sex?”
He points out that Silk Smitha, who’s one of the muses for Vidya Balan’s character, was a bold girl with confidence and courage that set her apart from the rest. He also says that Vidya has come up with a completely uninhibited performance. “After seeing the film, all those who were sceptical about her pulling off the role are going to say that she suited it to the T,” he predicts.
Tusshar himself is playing a male Silk Smitha in the Kyaa Kool Hain Hum (2005) sequel, a struggling actor, John, who comes on the late night slot to TV to sell gym equipment and even does a John Abraham from Dostana (2008). “Yeah, it’s a seduction scene at the beach and before we shoot it, I’m really going to pump up,” he promises. John’s trunks were a sunny yellow, what colour will Tusshar’s be? He laughs, “I’ll leave that decision to my designer Shabina Khan.”