‘I want to explore all kinds of roles’

ADITYA ROY KAPUR ON HIS CHARACTER IN KALANK, WORKING WITH CO-STARS AND UPCOMING PROJECTS by MOHNISH SINGH Talented actor Aditya Roy Kapur began his career as a VJ on Channel V but rose to cinematic stardom with his breakout performance in musical hit Aashiqui 2. After the humongous success of the Mohit Suri-directed drama, Aditya added to his big screen resume with films like Daawat-E-Ishq, Fitoor and Ok Jaanu, but these films failed to live up to audience expectations and didn’t do the expected business at the box-office. After staying away from the silver screen for more than two years, Aditya made a return with mega-budget blockbuster Kalank, which is a period drama with a strong star cast and being touted as one of the biggest Bollywood releases of 2019. Eastern Eye caught up with the dashing star to speak about his interesting character in Kalank, the kind of roles he wants to do in future, about working on a web series and upcoming projects among other things. Your character in Kalank seems to have a lot of shades. Was it a challenging part to play? Yes, it was indeed challenging, because this is the first time I’m doing a period film in my career. So it was pivotal for me to know how people were at that time. As we know, the 1940s was a very important and tension-filled period of our history. My character is shown quite connected to several events at that time. So it was important for me to understand the political situation and atmosphere of that period. I read a lot of books to understand what all happened in that era and had to go into details to prepare for my role. What other preparations did you do? I watched a lot of Dilip (Kumar)…

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