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Vicky unleashed

Actor turns ‘monstrous’ for Manmarziyan role

Vicky Kaushal with Taapsee Pannu in Manmarziyan 

Vicky Kaushal, who will be seen in a grungy look in Manmarziyan this Friday, says he got an opportunity to unleash himself in the film.  

Co-starring with Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, Vicky will appear in the film with his hair dyed blue, earrings and tattoos on his body. This is the first time that the actor experimented with his looks.   

“My roles in Masaan or Raazi were that of a simple boy whereas in Sanju I changed my look. This is the first time that I will be sporting designer clothes and have spiked my hair for the film. I got an opportunity to live as somebody else. I can’t do that in Mumbai but I got an opportunity to unleash myself. I became monstrous. This is how most of the Punjabi youths dress up in Punjab. My cousins in Punjab felt that I was very subtle. They were suggesting something more,” he laughs. 

Vicky says he has no limitations when it comes to his roles.  

“I am shameless in front of the camera. Once I am in front of the camera, the world outside does not exist for me. I don’t realise there are people around,” said Vicky who has been an assistant director to Manmarziyan maker Anurag Kashyap for films such as Gangs of Wasseypur.

Vicky is, however, working with Kashyap as an actor for the first time. “He still treats me as an AD (assistant director). But he was happy that I have turned an actor,” he says. 

On working with Abhishek and Taapsee, Vicky said: “They are opposites. He is subdued and quiet, while she is a storm. It was a fan-boy moment for me when he came on the sets as I have been a great fan of his films like Yuva, Guru and Bunty aur Babli. Taapsee is one of the most transparent people I have come across. She speaks her mind. She is very spontaneous and you have to be prepared with her as an actor.”

What next? “I am prepping for Karan Johar’s Takht. I have finished shooting for Aditya Dhar’s Uri.”

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