DRONA may be finding it tough to find a standing at the box office but its writer Joydeep Sarkar continues to be mesmerized with the performance given by Abhishek Bachchan.
''DRONA is a tough role to play'', says Joydeep, ''Still, Abhishek's performance is so layered. He may have fewer dialogues in the film but it was meant to be this way. With one look, he conveys 100 dialogues. There is something to discover in every scene and people will not be satisfied with watching the film once or twice.''
Elaborating on the characterization, Joydeep says, ''When we were writing the film, we always knew what are the characters we were writing for. Abhishek was always the central protagonist and we knew the kind of lines he had to mouth. In fact he went through quite a few rehearsals as well before the film went on floors.''
Talking about the experience during the film's shoot, Joydeep reveals, ''On the sets we all were completely surprised with the way Abhi got the portrayal of his character just right. It has a huge graph to it and Abhishek had to play the role of a young man who later saves the entire universe. Abhi brought around a very Eastern quality to his character which is analogous to the way Indiana Jones or cowboys have their own body language out there in the West.''
Detailing the difference Abhishek has managed to bring in his portrayal of DRONA, Joydeep says, ''See, out here we have our own philosophy, spirituality and an understanding of life. In West all this differs in a big way. It was difficult for an actor to get this understanding but to give credit to Abhishek, he got it bang on!''