Actor Arjun Kapoor plays double role in Aurangzeb, one of the characters pitted against the other. While one is a cop backed-twin, the other one ...
Aurangzeb is all about a world where kingship knows no kinship, as Rishi Kapoor says in the trailer of the film. (AFP Photo)
Aurangzeb boasts of an enviable and dynamic ensemble star cast of Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Amrita Singh, Deepti Naval, Tanvi Azmi, Swara Bhaskar ...
Arjun Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff pose with special hats for their film Aurangzeb.(UNI Photo)
Arjun Kapoor-starrer Aurangzeb is written and directed by Atul Sabharwal. The film is slated for release on May 17. (AFP Photo)
South actors are known to struggle with Hindi when they take on Bollywood roles. Some need to learn the language from scratch while others face difficulty when it comes to diction.
Prithviraj Sukumaran too had an uphill task for his next release, Aurangzeb. The actor, who made his Bollywood debut with Aiyya (2012), is playing a cop in the film and is also its narrator.
Though Prithviraj could speak Hindi, he had a thick south Indian accent, due to which he had to ‘unlearn’ a lot of the language. “Unlearning Hindi was tough. I knew how to read, write and speak the language, but my accent was different from a north Indian. So I underwent a four-month workshop to perfect my accent and prepare for my role as the narrator,” he says.
Ask the actor whether he achieved the desired results and he says, “When Atul (director, Sabharwal) approached me, he’d told me that giving the voiceover would be a bigger challenge than playing a cop in the film because that’s a role I have played multiple times in my films down south. I accepted the challenge and hope I’ve lived up to his expectations.”