Tusshar’s new avatar: Aggressive-funny gangster

May 01, 2012

After playing a negative role in “The Dirty Picture”, Tusshar Kapoor is set to be a bad boy again in “Shootout at Wadala”. He plays gangster Sheikh Munir, one of the most trusted men of Manya Surve, played by John Abraham, and says his character is aggressive yet funny.

“My character is humorous. He is aggressive but has a light hearted approach towards everything in life. This is my first Muslim character. I am working with Sanjay Gupta for the first time and the movie is a completely new experience for me,” Tusshar told reporters at an event here.

Directed by Gupta, “Shootout at Wadala” depicts the killing of mobster Manya Surve by the Mumbai police.

“The shooting of the film is still going on. We are trying to portray whatever happened in the encounter in a very realistic way. This has made it rather intense and even I got hurt a few days ago. I enjoyed shooting for ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’ as well and people really appreciated the movie. So its obvious that I would love to be a part of its sequel,” he said.

In “Shootout At Lokhandwala” which was produced by Gupta and directed by Apoorva Lakhia, Tusshar was cast as gangster Dilip Bua.

Giving a sneak peek into his character in “Shootout At Wadala”, Tusshar mouthed his favourite dialogue from the movie, “Woh maut jo dost ki umar badha de, woh maut sar aankhon par”.

Like the rest of the star cast of the thriller, Tusshar also focuses a lot on his fitness. “I am obsessed with keeping fit. I believe in weight training and completely focus on it. I admire my father and the way he has maintained himself,” he said. – IANS





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