Meet Deadpool’s Dopinder, the Indian cabbie who drove the merc around
The recently released Hollywood film Deadpool has become a global success, and for Indian origin actor Karan Soni, who plays Dopinder — an Indian cab driver — in the film, the flick is one of the biggest highlights of his career. In a telephonic interview from New York, Karan told us that he never expected his role to be liked by people.
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“Over the years, I have learnt that I should not expect anything from the projects I am involved in. But the response I have been getting from people is unbelievable. It was hardly a 10-minute role, and honestly, I never expected people to notice my part,” he said.
Karan also revealed that when he first went to audition for the role, he didn’t know he was auditioning for Deadpool. “I was told the film would be titled Wham! I didn’t even meet Ryan (Reynolds; actor-filmmaker) or Tim (Miller; director). I had no idea that it is a superhero film. Three months later I got the call from the production house and was informed that I was selected. Naturally, I freaked out!” he said.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Karan was pleasantly surprised that his friends and family could watch the film in India. “Since the film got an R rating, I didn’t expect it to release in India. So it was a pleasant surprise. My dad went to the theatre (in Delhi) to get the tickets, but the show was houseful. He had to wait for another slot!” he said.
Watch Karan in the Deadpool trailer: