Tusshar Kapoor will be completing 20 years in showbiz soon, and as he nears the milestone he is ready to take his career in a new direction. Venturing into a new zone, this year we will see him in a whodunit titled Maarrich in which he plays a badass cop. The actor-producer spoke about his role and said that it is a role that people will not associate with him.
He said, “It’s a grey whodunit, and it gets its title from a character in Hindu mythology, who had tricked Sita into believing something that wasn’t for real. It’s not the kind of film that anyone would easily associate with me. It’s unlike anything I have done before. The narration for this film was so gripping that I was drawn to producing and acting in it. I’m glad it is difficult for people to imagine me as a badass. My character is someone who can arm-twist, act aggressive and has a dark side. He’s a successful senior officer in a certain age bracket. So, we gave him a mild French beard and some weight on the body that is a result of ageing. The look is modelled on the kind of senior officers we see around us.”. I also had to undergo classes for voice modulation to make the character sound a certain way.”
The actor-producer also recalled the difficulty he had to face before the shoot as he had sustained injuries while working out and had low Vitamin D. Recalling his predicament, he said, “I was feeling so weak that we had to start the shoot two weeks late. Even when we started filming, I was unwell. But gradually, I could put everything behind me. Pain and discomfort can sometimes add so much to your performance; it can give you that edge. I remember, our director Dhruv had told me that angry and me don’t sit well together. It will be difficult for people to imagine me as an angry cop. But I now feel that aag hum sab mein hoti hai. We all have that other side and sometimes, you need to bring it out to get the job done.”
The film also stars veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, Rahul Devn, Anita Hassanandani and a few newcomers in pivotal roles.