Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he has always loved comedy very much even though the genre can be tricky for a performer and that is why he decided to be part of “Dasvi”, an entertaining social comedy about the importance of education.
The film, directed by Tushar Jalota, revolves around a passed out 8th grade politician, Ganga Ram Chaudhary, who lands behind bars following his involvement in a teacher recruitment scam.
He finally decides to pursue his dream of completing his 10th exams in prison.
Abhishek Bachchan, who has hits such as Bluffmaster, Bunty Aur Babli, Bol Bachchan and others in the comedy genre, said his upcoming film marks his return to the genre after Housefull 3 in 2016.
“Comedy is a tricky genre. It is one of the most difficult genres because almost everything depends on the writing. If it’s not written on paper, it’s very hard to create a comedic moment out of something, unless you’re doing slapstick. It’s a genre I haven’t done in a long time. The last comedy movie I did was almost five or six years ago, Housefull,” Abhishek told PTI in an interview.
Although the film deals with an important issue like education, the actor said the goal was to make the film entertaining without being preachy. “We are not tackling any social problem. Tushar has made a very sweet entertaining movie that has a subliminal message about the importance of education. But it’s not in the foreground. It’s a sweet, entertaining family,” the actor said.
To play the role of Ganga Ram Chaudhary, he relied entirely on the script, which, according to Abhishek Bachchan, was well defined. “There wasn’t much left for our imagination to create because Tushar gave us a solid skeleton to work with and it was more about fleshing it out. It was a lot of fun,” he added.
“My character is extremely confident in everything he does. There’s an energy that he always brings into a room. I enjoyed playing with that kind of energy,” he said, adding that There was a dialect trainer on set to help him master the Haryanvi accent.
Dasvi will premiere on Jio Cinema and Netflix on April 7. The actor is happy to have the opportunity to play various roles where he can be a seemingly nondescript insurance agent turned hitman in Bob Biswas and a politician in Dasvi, two films that are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
“I’m very lucky that the creators think of me when they think of doing diverse work and that the directors can see you doing Manmarziyaan, Ludo, The Big Bull, Bob Biswas and now Dasvi. I’m very grateful for that. It’s such an exciting time to be an actor,” the 46-year-old actor said.
The actor said the quest was to make an entertaining movie. “The effort is to be part of movies that can entertain the audience. A good movie works and a bad movie doesn’t and that’s the truth. The movie just has to be good. regarding the film is accepted,” Abhishek added.
Like any actor, there are certain roles in Abhishek Bachchan’s filmography that have received more love from the public, be it Yuva, Dhoom, Bunty Aur Babli, Guru, Dostana, Paa, Manmarziyaan or Ludo, and the actor thanks the directors for having thought of him. in these roles.
Abhishek is also grateful to the audience for pouring their love and respect for his work, which he says doesn’t happen often with all actors.
“Audiences don’t choose to like an actor very often and when they do you have to respect that and you have to work very hard to maintain it,” he added. When asked if an actor’s stardom is affected due to a movie being released on OTT at a time when cinemas have reopened, Abhishek brushed off such notions and said the digital medium instead appeals more. audience than cinemas.
“There are more viewers on OTT than they go to watch movies in the cinema. The penetration of digital media is much higher than that of cinemas, unfortunately, but it is. I’ve done a lot of work on OTT platforms. And the kind of people, the number of people who see it, is much more than what goes to the cinema,” said the actor, whose last three films Ludo, The Big Bull and Bob Bis have been released on streaming platforms, he is also of the opinion that one should worry more about their performances than fame or medium.
“You have to be good at what you do. If you’re good at what you do, you become a star, otherwise you won’t. You are considered a star because you are good at what you do and deliver on your promises as an actor,” he said.
“So, what is the germ? It starts with what you do in front of a camera. That’s what makes you a star, nothing else. How good are you in front of the camera? How much do people want to see you on camera? It makes you a star. Is your game good enough? As simple as that. Whether you’re playing for a movie in the theater or OTT, you’re still playing, so stick with it. Don’t care about fame. Apart from Abhishek Bachchan, actors Nimrat Kaur and Yami Gautam Dhar play pivotal roles in the film.
The screenplay is written by Ritesh Shah, Suresh Nair and Sandeep Leyzell. Ram Bajpai is credited for the story.
Dasvi is produced by Maddock Films’ Dinesh Vijan in association with Leyzell’s Bake My Cake Films and Shobhana Yadav.