It goes to say without a doubt that Vinay Pathak is one of the finest and the most talented actors we have in our film industry today. After having fried our bheja's with Bheja Fry, the mad man is back styling people's hair in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. The comic genius plays the role of Bobby, a hair salon owner and a dear friend of Shahrukh Khan in the film who helps SRK dress up in hip and happening colourful t-shirts, boots and a gelled look to impress his love interest played by debutante Anushka Sharma rather than cut peoples hair.
Now as soon as the film got over in a special screening at the YRF Studios last Friday, the first person we called up to inform the best jodi of the film was apna Vinay babu. The extraordinary jodi of Vinay and SRK rocks in the film. Yes, it does remind you of yesteryear actor Deven Varma helping out Amol Palekar in Golmaal but this one's way too funny and yet high on emotions. Vinay is seen in a completely unbelievable get up this time. He has coloured his hair blonde, spiked it with a Mohican look and to make matters worse, even wears colourful printed tight fitted shirts and looks like a pukka cool dude.
Over the phone from some birthday party he was attending, we congratulated him on his superb performance to which he answered, "Thank you so much. But thanks, also goes to Aditya Chopra who is sure, talented and has a vision to bring out the best from his actors. I told him to see Bheja Fry once and he went to the theatres to see it. Can you believe it? Moving on to Rab Ne..., he immediately called me up while he was writing for the supporting actors role and informed me that I was the only actor he thought of for this role".
Pathak saab's been getting a lot of phone calls after the first day first show of Rab Ne... from all across the globe as he tells us, "I've got a call from Germany and many parts of India about my stand out performance". In his funny humorous style he adds, "See, I'm better than SRK", and laughs. Talking about his unusual dress code in the film, he replies, "A lot of hard work was put in by Aki Narula who is the costume designer of Rab Ne... and Adi Chopra gave in his creative ideas to enhance it further. I loved my look in the film because it's not often you get to play roles like these in a Yash Raj Film".
Bobby barber best describes the film as a very well crafted, planned, debated and a discussed film with fun and emotions weaved in such a way that you'll love to watch it again and again. So what did the star say on his first ever experience of working with the King Khan? "SRK has got so much of style. He is hard working and very conducive to work with which helps actors like us to learn a great deal from an actor with so much experience", Vinay answered. With a strong supporting role like this one, Vinay Pathak continues to make people smile, laugh and for a change, sob a bit in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Mubaraka, Badhaiyaan, Phatake Vinay!