Tusshar Kapoor is all set to play a gangster once again in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala after Shootout At Lokhandwala and making his TV debut with the comedy show Nautanki that he will be judging. The actor spills the beans on how he switches between the two extremes of comedy and action.
“We are all a mix of emotions with a mean and a funny side. That in itself makes us human. It is about which side of my personality I am tapping into,” he says. Tusshar who has been cast as gangster Sheikh Munir who was one of the most trusted lieutenant’s of Manya Surve, shares what shades of grey he is portraying on screen. “In the movie, I am the only Muslim gangster hailing from a Hindu gang from that era. I meet Manya (played by John Abraham) in jail and introduce him to the world of crime,” he says. When teased about whether he is tired of repeatedly playing gangster on screen, he quips, “No, I will never get bored of playing a gangster. Gangs have such interesting stories that are an intrinsic part of Mumbai’s history. Anyway, this time I am playing a restrained gangster with a humorous side instead of the mean psychopath I played in Lokhandwala.”
Talking about the preparation that went into the role, he jokes, “I had to master a lot more gaalis from Gupta. Being a Mumbaikar, I am familiar with slang words and I do swear when I am angry. But this character uses swear words even in a funny mode or in a daily situation such as when he is stuck in traffic,” Tusshar says, and adds that life currently is giving him a lot more reasons to smile than swear. He is also excited about his next project with Shashank Shah tentatively titled Bajate Raho where he will be playing a Delhi-based Punjabi munda.