Sunny Hinduja on Milind’s fate in The Family Man 2: ‘It made me sad initially’


 

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Tell me a character you wish more people watch from your past projects. Was that a reason? While Milind became a turning point in Sunny’s career, The Family Man 2’s success took things to greater heights for the Indore-born actor.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
The Family Man arrived days after Sunny was already basking in the success TVF series Aspirants, where he played Sandeep Bhaiya. But his death was an important thing for the plot. Luckily I got to do some scenes with him too. The Family Man 1 ended on a huge cliffhanger as we wondered whether Zoya and Milind survived the gas leak. The Family Man will always remain a part of my life. He’s taught all of us so much. All the action is in their mind. Before The Family Man,  I wasn’t getting good roles in films. But when you finally got to know that Milind is going to die in season two, did you feel sad? And you’ve been part of two such sequences – the hospital fight scene in season one and Raji’s rescue sequence in season two. “An actor just wants a bit of respect and acknowledgement. What did you learn in your decade long journey? I think success means peace and happiness wherever you are. Then there is Ballad of Rustom, which was a life changing project. Then comes the script and then your role. I trusted my directors. My frequency with people I’ll work with, needs to match since you spend 24 hours with them for several months. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Updated: June 17, 2021 6:26:28 pm

Sunny Hinduja plays TASC officer Milind in The Family Man (Photo: Instagram/hindujasunny)
For actor Sunny Hinduja, The Family Man has become his life. They worked on it and made it longer. And as Sandeep bhaiya says, “Life ka fulfillment toh balance mein hai.”
What do you say to fans who wish to know more about the real man behind these popular characters? They are even mind-blowing editors. Raj and DK also specialise in taking long single shots. Our rehearsals are like takes. We have a WhatsApp group where we all are connected. I was little apprehensive about my role, but when you understand the intent, the collaboration becomes important. An FTII alumnus, Sunny first faced the camera for a film titled Cycle Kick that was shot during his days at the institute in 2006. It’s in that order. I had always been a fan of their work. The love I’ve received has overtaken all that sadness. But I think the kind of options coming to me have definitely improved. But they’ll definitely tell you what not to do. He taught me not take oneself seriously, but the craft. So if you think my performance is good, I’ll credit him for teaching me so many things. He’s the real family man and he’s made us his family. I thought if I’m getting a chance with them, how can I not agree? So I was sold there in the first place. Their kind of humour is very distinct. Take me through the process and retakes. They do tell us about the choreography and the DoP also helps. His character plays a crucial role in The Family Man season 2, which released on June 4. When you read all the fan theories, did you feel nervous about living up to their expectations? I think if a character needs to die in a show, he should get a hero’s death like Milind. They’ve dealt with Milind’s character very sensitively. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

 

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Just when audience was loving Sandeep Bhaiya, Milind rose like a phoenix in The Family Man 2. Lastly, how much are you going to miss playing Milind? They don’t tell you what to do. By the grace of God, my diverse projects arrived together. No person is wrong, situations are wrong. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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The Family Man This tsunami took 12 years to come and that long experience is helping me stay afloat today. What did you learn while working with them? From camera movement to people who are doing action, you have to be very careful and hit the right mark at correct timing. Of course the role wasn’t that big initially, and they told me they are developing it, and I trusted them. Let’s go back in time. I really respect that. So never judge a person. When you know about the editing part, you are clear what exactly to shoot. Being around for over a decade, he has been a part of projects like Pinky Memsaab, Long Live Brij Mohan, Valentine’s Night, Home, Bhaukaal, Rasbhari, Jamun, Mum Bhai and more. Tell me how did you come onboard The Family Man? That’s special to me. Raj and DK just tell us to perform. I hope everyone gets a co-star like him. It means the world to me. Raj and DK are the flag-bearers of new-age cinema. Earlier, I had a small family including close friends, who saw my work and appreciated me, but now I have a bigger family. Raj and DK prefer actors over stars. In Family Man, Milind plays a TASC officer along with Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee). That’s also assuring for me to believe that whatever I’ve been doing till date has been good. He is suffering from PTSD. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. He texted me recently lauding my work. That’s also an important plot point about what happens with my character in the story after the first season. Raj and DK are legends. Yes I did initially. It’s just been screened at some festivals. Raj and Dk are genre-leaning filmmakers today. They took out time and explained me the character. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. It was even shortlisted for Oscars, but it didn’t reach the nominations. He was created with the influence of several elements including my co-stars Manoj sir and Sharib. I was never scared about audience’s acceptance. The script of season two is amazing. These things aren’t in my hands so I’ll just move with the flow. Even if I get to stand in the same frame with him, it would’ve been enough for me. 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. I know even if I make a mistake, the support of people will pull me out of any situation. They’ve approached their work in this industry in a planned way. Being yourself can be your best quality. I did a docudrama on the life of Ravindra Kaushik, directed by Raghav Dhar, my senior from FTII. I hang out a lot with Shreya (Dhanwanthary), Sharib (Hashmi), Shahab (Ali) and Aritro (Banerjee). It’s a very tedious task, but they have mastery over that. But we started getting meaty roles on web. And then there was Padma Sri Manoj Bajpayee! Were you ready for the tsunami, or you think if the two projects were spaced out, the impact would’ve been longer?  

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At several places, Manoj Bajpayee has credited the supporting cast for the show’s success and expressed happiness with the growth of each actor. It hasn’t released yet. I will take it as a responsibility. How did you react when he appreciated you? I’ve learned empathy and not to have preconceived notions. I’m very happy I’m finally receiving it,” Sunny said in an candid chat with indianexpress.com. Don't Miss These StoriesHow Vidya Balan stopped playing by the rules and became Bollywood's sherniSunny Hinduja on Milind's fate in The Family Man 2: 'It made me sad initially'Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor play with grandfather Raj Kapoor in this iconic video, watchClick here for more

Going forward, will it be a bigger responsibility to pick roles wisely? After playing Milind in the Raj and DK created espionage thriller, Sunny has been flooded with immense love. You know taking a new face is risky.