Sunil Grover opens up on overcoming ‘comedic baggage’: I’m enjoying this new phase
Through his final providing “Tandav”, actor Sunil Grover gave a peek into his versatility as a performer, one thing he hopes will proceed with the upcoming internet sequence “Sunflower”. Known as considered one of tv’s favourite funnymen with fashionable characters like Gutthi, Rinku Bhabhi and Dr Mashoor Gulati to his credit score, Grover has previously explored his dramatic aspect on the large display screen in “Gabbar is Back”, “Baaghi”, and “Pataakha”.
“In TV, when a character works, you end up doing it for years. In a long story format, you have to set a graph for your role. I am trying to get used to this. It is a new world for me. However, I enjoy (acting in) both worlds. I feel grateful for the experiences that I am getting in this lifetime. I am enjoying this new phase,” the 43-year-old actor informed PTI in a Zoom interview.
Grover stated he’s joyful that the audiences welcomed him taking up numerous roles, regardless of his “comedic baggage”.
“What I did earlier wasn’t planned because I started with something else and I went into something else. I come with so much comedic baggage of so many years. It is challenging to break that sort of image. The fear of not being accepted in certain roles… But people have accepted me and I feel happy about it.”
Although he was able to take a leap of religion, he was anxious about disappointing the viewers.
“When Vishal gave me ”Pataakha”, I was not prepared or planning to do something like that. Ditto for ”Bharat”. Director Ali Abbas Zafar and the team thought of me. Then ”Tandav” came,” the Sirsa-born actor stated.
In “Tandav”, the Amazon Prime Video sequence, Grover performs Gurpal Chauhan, the right-hand man to Saif Ali Khan”s scheming politician Samar Pratap Singh.
Director Zafar satisfied the actor to take up the function.
“I was worried. What if the audience starts laughing when I am trying to scare them? But Ali said he will take the chance,” Grover recalled.
Describing himself as “a newcomer”, the actor, who has been in showbiz for 26 years, believes this is only the start.
“Earlier I would wait for one line to work so that people would start laughing. The approach to work has changed, the kind of work I was doing has changed. ”
Grover is wanting ahead to the discharge of “Sunflower”, which is slated to start out streaming on ZEE5 from June 11.
Billed as a situational crime-comedy, the sequence revolves round a middle-class housing society in Mumbai known as Sunflower which is crammed with quirky characters.
The actor stated enjoying one more complicated character like Sonu was essentially the most difficult a part of the present.
“Sonu has many moods and shades. Sometimes he is a loner, sometimes he is out in public. It was a challenge but it got sorted in some time,” he added.
Directed by Vikas Bahl and Rahul Sengupta, the present additionally stars Ashish Vidyarthi, Ranvir Shorey, Girish Kulkarni, and Mukul Chadda. The eight-episode sequence is produced by Reliance Entertainment and Bahl’s banner Good Co.