Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Aseem seems to be on a roll these days. Soon after his critically
appreciated performance in The Train he was signed for the
remake of Pokhiri and Uru Patel's Hanuman.
He was signed to play the lead in Ashima an adaptation of
the award winning Bengali novel. Aseem plays a very challenging
role of a suave sophisticated doctor who falls in love with a
trainee doctor with a mysterious background. And Aseem Merchant who
is on a spree to do quality cinema literally went to a hospital in
Bandra to do research on his character. He spoke to his doctor
friends, to understand the nuances of the character of a surgeon.
'It's a very beautiful script, with different layers. It's a very
subtle and yet challenging. Though I have not read the original
novel as I can't read Bengali, but I got a fair idea after reading
the script. It's a beautiful story as expected from the rich
Bengali literature,' says Aseem.
'As the role has different layers, I am mentally preparing for the
role. I am speaking to my doctor friends who helping me with