Sunflower and Sherni actor Mukul Chadda: I want people to notice my performance


There is always a danger of getting typecast and we all want to avoid that. Apart from the fact that she is a fantastic actor, she is also wonderful to work with. Also read |Sunflower, Shaadisthaan, Lupin Part 2: What to watch on June 11
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Actor Mukul Chadda has busy Fridays ahead of him. I do not think the process is very different for actors. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. I certainly felt very comfortable around her. Without good critical feedback, we will not improve. The actor, who has been part of both films and web series, is excited about both the projects. We are calling it a crime comedy. We do need feedback at times and of course, there is room for improvement in everything. My character in Sunflower is quite different from what I normally get to play, so that was exciting. It takes a little more time but I like it more. Watch
You are doing both web shows and films, how are the two different according to you? However, in a web series, many characters have lengthier narrative hours, so you might not be the lead of the show and still have a very interesting part. Any genre or particular kind of role you really want to do but have not got a chance? Due to this, we were safe and didn’t face any cases of Covid-19. How was working with Vidya Balan? Also read |Sherni trailer: In search of a man-eating tigress, Vidya Balan battles sexist stereotypes in Amazon Prime movie. We do discuss our projects and watch each other’s shows. It was hard for the production to manage at those locations, but because we were at an outdoor location, effectively the whole unit was in a kind of a bio-bubble. That is how I would say things have changed for me. I will love to explore suspense, thriller and horror genres, and play a darker character. How was it shooting in the wild, and that too during Covid times? It’s a joy to work with great actors, I would like to do more with them. So you are kind of directing yourself and that is how you grow. It looks at wildlife conservation and the man-animal conflict. There are a few more projects that are still in discussion. As an actor, in these strange times, we have got used to self-testing for auditions. I would love to go back to it. You have to shoot for an audition, you have to become a sense of a director, cum casting person. It’s a murder investigation but a fun ride. A very exciting part of both these projects is that they have got together a wonderful cast of actors.  

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As you and wife Rasika Dugal both are actors, how honest are you with each other about reviewing each other’s work? A large part of the film was shot between the first and the second wave. I play a character named Pawan, a simple, standard corporate-type man. In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, Mukul talks about his roles in the two projects, how he is highly critical of his work and experimenting with a new genre in Sunil Grover starrer Sunflower. Due to the pandemic, the film is still in its final edits. I do care very deeply about what certain people have to say about my performance, and Rasika is certainly one of them. It’s a wild ride. The actor will be seen in Sunflower releasing today on ZEE5, and Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni, which is releasing on June 18 on Amazon Prime Video. As a couple, the other person becomes a part of the discussion and decision making. Don't Miss These StoriesFamily Man 2 actor Uday Mahesh on playing Chellam sir, becoming internet's 'darling' at 51 How Captain America deleted scene from Avengers Endgame landed in Loki episode 1Haseen Dillruba trailer: Taapsee Pannu-Vikrant Massey-Harshvardhan Rane's love triangle has bloodstains on itClick here for more

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Sherni’s subject has not been explored in India in a big way. Rasika and I shot for a unique, independent film called Fairy Folk two years ago. Written by Kriti Sonali
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Mukul Chadda had a wonderful experience of working with Vidya Balan in the film Sherni. We are creative people and respect each other’s space.  

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How this pandemic brought a change in the style of working, for you? There is no bigger joy than trying to get roles that expand the range of what you have done in the past as an actor. She is very professional and has a very relaxed manner. You have to watch each take and review your own performance. Tell us about Sunflower, the premise is quite interesting. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. Vidya Balan is just wonderful. Film director Amit Masurkar wanted to explore a few more layers around Vidya’s character and her relationships, and that I found interesting. Both Sunflower and Sherni have a superb star cast, how will you rate your contribution to the projects? The Office season three also seems to be in the pipeline but there are no details yet.