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3 hours agoAuthor: Kiran Jain
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma will launch his two brothers Ashwath Kanth and Rudra Kanth in his upcoming film ‘D Company’. In the film, both will be seen playing the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his brother Shabbir Ibrahim. In a conversation with Dainik Bhaskar, Ashwat and Rudra shared special things related to the film and Ram Gopal Varma. Excerpts from both conversations: –
Q. Describe the character of Dawood and Shabbir Ibrahim?
Black Dawood knows the whole world. But the knowledge that Sir (Ram Gopal Varma) has about him, I do not think Dawood himself would know that much about himself. How did D Company become D Gang? Which encounter happened when? In which case is Dawood’s connection? Ram Gopal Varma knows every little thing. How could I refuse to play this big character? In the first project, the real-life brothers are playing the role of the brothers on screen.
Rudra: After the selection of Dawood’s character, Ram Gopal Varma sent Ashwat some auditions of Shabir Ibrahim. When I saw him I felt that I should try for this role. I immediately made an audition and sent it to Sir. Within a few days, I too got selected.
Q. How to prepare for Dawood’s character? How challenging was this character for you?
Black Ram Gopal Varma has been doing research on this for the last 20 years and this is his dream project. Research of this film has been going on since the time of his film ‘Company’. From the political leaders of that time to the policemen, Sir has gathered information by meeting many people. They are also planning a web series related to this project. Everything shown in this film is original. No drama. Adopting Kajal and Dawood’s body language in the eyes was quite challenging. There are very few pictures of Dawood on the Internet. What will be the phase of Mumbai in 1980? To understand this, I also went to Dongri area of Mumbai. I learned about Dawood from the people there.
Q. Was there a fear of being stereotyped by playing the character of a gangster in the first project?
Rudra: It would not be wrong to say that when someone sees you in a perticular character, then later a similar character is approached. However, the effort will be to play different characters. Some things are not in our hands.
Q. How did the acting journey start from a recruitment job?
Black I already loved acting. I have worked in many dramas in school and college. I always wanted to be an actor. But from middle class, parents wanted to complete their studies first, then complete their passion. Worked for a few years, but did not mind. Finally left the job and came to Mumbai and started focusing on his passion.
Q. Tell the engineer about the journey of acting.
Rudra: I did my B.A. Has taken Papa always wanted me to be an engineer. I also worked for 3 years, but my heart has always been in art. Just what? Started on the path of brother.
Q. Tell us something about Ram Gopal Varma’s web series.
Rudra: You cannot show everything in a two-hour film. In this web series, every character will be shown very deeply. In this series of 5 seasons, a total of 50 episodes will be shown. Every small thing will be told from the beginning to the end of the company. 93 bomb blasts, encounters, every point will be exposed in detail.
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