Dinesh, who will be seen playing a blind character in Cuckoo, describes it as the most challenging role of his career. Cuckoo, directed by debutant Raja Murugan, is the love story of two blind characters.
"It was the most challenging role of my career. I may have done
only a few films so far, but I never worked so hard for any of the
roles. Although I attended a workshop for the blind to prepare for
the role, I also spent months observing real blind folks closely," said Dinesh.
"I spent many evenings watching blind people at the bus stops
and railway stations, studied their mannerism and every smallest
detail that I could use to play my character. It took me nearly two
weeks to walk like a blind person, so you could imagine the time
and effort that has gone into the character," he added.
Jointly produced by Fox Star Studios and The Next Big Film
Productions, Cuckoo releases on March 21. Dinesh says the
film has brought out the best in him.
"I have given 200 percent to my role. The films I have done so far expected me to only act well, but Cuckoo was one film where I had to get under the skin of the character. I feel it has extracted the best out of me. The audience will be the best judge of it," he said.