Comedy is a tricky genre: Abhishek Bachchan on ‘Dasvi’
Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he has always loved comedy very much even though the genre can be tricky for a performer and that’s 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 finishing his 10th in prison.
Bachchan, who has hits such as ‘Bluffmaster’, ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, ‘Bol Bachchan’ and others in comedy, said his next film marks his return to the genre after 2016’s ‘Housefull 3’.
“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,'” Bachchan 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 and we’re not trying to hold up a sign and say…it’s sweet family fun,” the actor said.
To play the role of Ganga Ram Chaudhary, he relied entirely on the script, which Bachchan said was well defined.
“There was very little left for our imagination to create as 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 coach on set to help her. get the right Haryanvi accent.
“Dasvi” will premiere on Jio Cinema and Netflix on April 7.
The actor is happy that he has 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 which are away 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 ‘Dašvi’. I am very grateful for that. It’s such an exciting time to be an actor,” the 46-year-old actor said.
The quest is to make an entertaining movie, the actor said, and “it starts and ends with writing, if you’re writing an entertaining movie, you’re ready.” “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,” Bachchan added.
Like any actor, there are certain roles in 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.
Bachchan is also grateful to the audience for pouring their love and respect into 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 film being released on OTT at a time when cinemas have reopened, Bachchan brushed off such notions and said the digital medium instead appeals more. audience than movie theatres.
“There are more viewers on OTT than they go to watch movies in the cinema. The penetration of digital media is unfortunately much higher than that of cinemas, unfortunately, but it is. I have worked a lot 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 Biswas” have been released on streaming platforms. He is also of the opinion that one should care more about their performance than fame or medium.
“You have to be good at what you do. If you are 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 that you keep your promises as an actor,” he said.
“So what’s the seed of it all? 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 in front of the camera. It makes you a star. Is your game good enough? It’s that simple. Whether you’re playing for a movie in the cinema or OTT, you always play , so stick with it. Don’t worry about fame.” Besides 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 Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films in association with Bake My Cake Films of Leyzell and Shobhana Yadav.
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