Sunil Grover: A film like Bharat is not made every day


Even in Pataakha, the comedy was approached in a different way and my character also had shades of grey. Do you see yourself doing a lead role someday? Katrina also tries to better her craft all the time. If I learned something doing that and could better my craft then maybe, but I really don’t know. But I also have a very good role. If there are good offers, I am more than willing to do it. Tell us more about Bharat. Advertising

I am grateful and joyful that I got to be a part of this amazing film. As you know, I don’t come from a filmy family and so had to start from scratch. Advertising

Ahead of Bharat’s release, Sunil sat down for an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com where he opened up about his journey, working with Salman Khan and evolving as a comedy star. Popular Photos

NTA NEET Result 2019 declared: How to check? I actually feel lucky to be a part of Bharat. But do you think that helped you evolve as an actor? If producers are willing, I am more than ready to shoulder a film. I did have to do things to reach where I wanted to. He couldn’t let go such a handsome and sexy muse (laughs). It’s been a great experience working with the team for six months. Advertising

I was khali for a year without any work. It is all situational comedy. You were appreciated in your last film Pataakha but it had relatively newer actors. How do you look back at your career? Salman is also a great co-actor as he gives you suggestions. Excerpts from the conversation:
You started your career by mimicking Shah Rukh Khan and now you are starring alongside Salman Khan in Bharat. In Bharat also, our intention was not to do anything funny or try gimmicks. As I told you, I feel lucky doing Bharat. Even when the director gives a go-ahead, she still wants another take if she is not happy. Salman is the most secure person I have worked with. 0
Comment(s) I believe it is a noble thing to make people laugh. Well, everybody has to go through a journey. We saw Salman Khan turn photographer for you during the shoots. She is such a huge star but has no starry tantrums. You need to make everyone interested in it at the same time, and also have an aspirational value. More Explained

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Whenever Katrina came on set, she was always in a happy mood, unless she was busy or occupied with something. Salman really found me photogenic. I got to learn that from her. First and foremost, it is a Salman Khan film. And while comedy is looked down upon, I think it is the most difficult thing to do. I love television and it has given me a lot. I am there with Salman through the entire journey from 1947 to 2010. Any plans of coming back to the small screen? He has that superstar aura but he really made me comfortable, and Ali too helped a lot. On a serious note, to share the frame with a man, who I have been a fan, was initially intimidating. But it has been a beautiful journey. Meanwhile, I have done different roles like one in Gabbar is Back. Behind the star, how is he as a person? While many actors want to try out different genres, you have stuck to comedy. It will also keep you emotionally involved. But even if that wasn’t the case, this film is such that I would have been happy to be a part of it in any way. Were you apprehensive about how you will be projected in a Salman Khan film? I was sitting at home doing nothing and just watching films. Bharat is a film that is not made every day and I am fortunate I could be a part of it. There have been many lines which he improvised for me. Secondly, it is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and thirdly, it has a great story and production value. He was also kind to give me space to do my own stuff. A film like Bharat is made in a huge magnitude with an intention to reach everyone. As an actor, how important is it to be a part of a commercial film with big stars than being critically acclaimed for your roles? And how was it working with Katrina Kaif? AP EAMCET Results 2019 Declared by JNTU Kakinada: Websites to check result

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I have been doing comedy because I love it. I am not even a comedian as I have to learn this craft more. She is also very focused and prepares well in advance for her scenes. He rather motivated me. The moment I read the script, I knew I had to do it. This is a beautiful story set in different eras with different looks and location. Do you want to go along with it as that is one of your biggest strengths? In a comedy film, why not? A lot has been said about your exit from The Kapil Sharma Show. People feel commercial films are easier but it is so much more challenging.