After playing a mute guy in Golmaal Returns with aplomb, Tusshar Kapoor would now be seen as typical 'Gujju Bhai' in Rumi Jaffrey's Life Partner. We spoke to Tusshar who is all excited about this new avatar. "Yes...I am playing a typical 'Gujju' character called Bhavesh in my next film Life Partner. He comes from a very traditional Gujarati joint family. My character is based in South Africa and the story revolves around how this guy comes to India to get hitched via an arranged marriage", says Tusshar
For the first time in his career, Tusshar would be seen sporting a moustache and playing a married guy. "Yes I get married mid-way through the film. As for the moustache, Rumi Jaffrey had a certain vision for the character and this is how he wanted it to be. Manish Malhotra has done my styling in the film", reveals Tusshar
So what special efforts did he have to undertake to get the nuances of a Gujarati guy right? "See...more than the Gujarati aspect it was getting into the skin of the character that was the real challenge for me. I am totally opposite to the character I portray in Life Partner as I am someone who doesn't believe in arranged marriage. Moreover unlike Bhavesh, I am not at all traditional and conservative in my thought process. So I had to work on that aspect of the character all the more", says Tusshar with a smile.
|Tusshar Kapoor | Prachi Desai | Genelia D'Souza | Fardeen Khan | Tusshar Video|
Life Partner has Tusshar paired opposite Prachi Desai who recently made a stunning debut in Rock On. Besides the duo, the film also stars Govinda, Fardeen Khan and Genelia D'Souza in lead roles. Shooting for this film (produced by Abbas-Mustan and directed by Rumi Jaffrey) is almost complete and the film should hit screens in the summer of 2009.