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Shahab Ali on playing a villain back-to-back: ‘Next time I don’t want a gun but a red rose in my hand’

Actor Shahab Ali is again to taking part in a gray function in his newest net sequence Ek Thi Begum 2. Shahab, who has already impressed the viewers by taking part in the primary antagonist within the extremely profitable The Household Man, nonetheless, says his newest character Shaqeel Ansari is tad totally different from Sajid of the earlier present.

“My director Sachin Darekar informed me that identical to Sajid, even Shaqeel may have a stone face however the tempo of his talking can be sluggish as a result of the present is about the 80s. And once you set a tempo for a personality, even the physique language, fashion of strolling, and different issues get organized accordingly,” Shahab mentioned throughout a Twitter Areas session with indianexpress.com.

“I consider in detailing and the remedy of each the exhibits may be very totally different. The Household Man was extra sensible, Ek This Begum is extra dramatic. The fashion of motion can also be totally different,” he added.

A Delhi-born NSD passout, Shahab holds a decade of expertise on stage. He, nonetheless, confesses that regardless of all that, he nonetheless must do his homework earlier than dealing with the digital camera. “Even when I’m giving an audition, I want time with my traces, my character and his background. Perhaps I’m not that sharp or no matter it’s, however I’ve to work loads,” he mentioned throughout the chat session.

Ek Thi Begum 2 has actor Anuja Sathe reprising her titular function of Ashraf Bhatkar who returns to avenge the demise of her husband by the hands of his underworld rivals. Shahab’s Shaqeel is a brand new addition to the forged who tries to overpower Ashraf.

On being requested how tough it’s to seek out your floor when your character enters the present mid-way, Shahab added, “You want to give your greatest as a result of the sequence is already appreciated. So the duty is to blend-in properly, within the story and with the crew. You can’t be out of sync.”

Viewers acquired to see a glimpse of Shahab’s fiery avatar within the trailer of the present. But it surely wasn’t actually the motion aspect that was difficult for Shahab. “My character smokes and has a filter in hand on a regular basis. And I acquired to know this on set. In case you’re a non-smoker, even holding a cigarette appears to be like pressured. I felt awkward too so I practiced to make it look pure.”

Recalling an analogous issue he confronted in The Household Man 2 as properly, Shahab shared, “I needed to drive a automobile and I didn’t know how you can do it. Actually Samantha (Akkineni) was unaware about it. However due to issues I’ve achieved in theatre, I’m a fast learner. It was a panic scene and the automobile stops at a distance after I press brakes. I feel my precise pressure translated properly on display screen. So what you see there’s my actual panic about driving. And (Krishna) DK mentioned I gave an amazing shot (laughs).”

Reflecting on being a part of two exhibits with robust feminine characters, Shahab asserted that he needs to see extra of such girls protagonists who’re flawed, gray and “not morally appropriate on a regular basis. I would like viewers to simply accept that”.

Although the artiste believes his duty in the direction of choosing good work has now elevated, the alternatives are nonetheless restricted. “I do need to attempt totally different roles. However the level I’m in my profession, I can select solely from what’s provided to me. The circle of auditions, rejection and choice continues. Even when the style is identical, each character is totally different. And as an actor, you need to know how you can differentiate between your characters,” Shahab mentioned.

He, nonetheless, additionally expressed need of doing roles that aren’t villainous. “I don’t know why my administrators all the time give me a gun. I don’t need it anymore. Subsequent time, I desire a crimson rose in hand. I need to play one thing romantic,” he concluded with a smile.

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