Wednesday, April 04, 2007
"A fool is someone who considers himself to be wise. Someone with a limited experience. One who continuously reacts to ones surroundings immediately. His natural thought is through emotions and that's what makes him a fool", says actor-director Rajat Kapoor on his forthcoming film Bheja Fry.
But why is he talking about a fool? That's because he plays the character of Ranjeet Thadani in the film, a bored, arrogant music company executive who lives up his upper class existence by attending "talent dinners" hosted by his friends and him. And what are these talent dinners? "A dinner where a group of friends invite a fool, make fun of him and enjoy at his expense. The one who brings over the biggest fool of the lot, wins", explains Rajat about the theme of Bheja Fry.
And what kind of people invite fools over for dinner? "Arrogant Bastards. Mean people who want to have fun at other people's expense. I play such a character in the film and his attitude gets him into trouble."
Sounds interesting! And even more interesting is the title of the film - Bheja Fry. "That's because Vinay Pathak irritates my character in the film miserably. One evening, I bring him home as the fool. For some reason the others cannot make it and I cannot leave home as well. That is when Vinay irritates my character", laughs Rajat.
The talent dinner sounds a novel and fun way to liven up things. "Not exactly", exclaims Rajat. "I play Sarika's husband and she doesn't like the idea of me bringing over fools and making fun of them. We have a fight and she leaves and then Vinay Pathak's character takes it upon himself to bring her back."
So is different and 'hatke' films what he plans to be associated with? "I'm just making films. I'm not trying to build a legacy or build a niche. I'm just making films having my sensibilities", ends off the director.
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