Veere Di Wedding actor Ishwak Singh aka Nirmal: Yes, I am a bit of a mother-lover!

Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi
Jul 17, 2018 05:16 PM IST

Actor Ishwak Singh, who played the role of a prospective groom for Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Veere Di Wedding, says that his character had many more layers than just being a ‘mother-lover’.

Actor Ishwak Singh didn’t even say it — yet that line from Veere Di Wedding (VDW) reminds people of him. He is the one whom Sonam Kapoor Ahuja calls ‘mother-lover’ in the dramedy, which sends everyone into peals of laughter.

Ishwak Singh has earlier been a part of films such as Raanjhana and Talaash.
Ishwak Singh has earlier been a part of films such as Raanjhana and Talaash.

Ishwak reveals whether there’s any similarity between him and his on-screen persona of Nirmal, his character from VDW. “I portrayed the character in a certain way. I didn’t want to make him a mumma’s boy. After my discussion with Shashanka Ghosh (the director), we realised that this is how the character needs to be played. Nirmal is just conditioned that way. We showcased a certain side of him, and the situations he is placed in make him seem like that. It appears as if he wants a girl who’s not independent, but that’s not how he is. He has an idea of love, and is very organised.”

So is he a ‘mother- lover’ in real-life too? “To answer your question, yes, I love my mother a lot, and I am a bit of a mother- lover! (laughs).”

Ishwak had earlier worked with Sonam in Raanjhana (2013). He played the role of a member of the theatre group that Sonam’s character joins. Thanks to both the films, Ishwak says that by now, he has developed a comfortable equation with Sonam. “It’s amazing working with her. The first time I faced the camera was in Raanjhana. Sonam had joined the theatre group, Asmita, of which I have been a part of for many years now. Aanand L Rai (director) wanted her to learn about street play. We did a workshop together. She’s one of the best co-actors.” And how was it working with Kareena Kapoor Khan? “I didn’t have many scenes with her, but she’s the undisputed queen. Just see the way she works, she’s unbeatable.”

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