When we asked the perfectionist at the second poster launch of PK, if he was convinced enough to accept it, he said, “It didn’t even take a single second for Raju (Rajkumar Hirani) to convince me. When I heard the script, I found it so fantastic that I had no hesitation or an iota of doubt to do it. It’s a very emotional and beautiful film but the kind of character I have played in PK surpasses all the characters that I’ve essayed on-screen over 25 years of my career in Bollywood. Be it ‘Rancho’ of 3 IDIOTS or ‘Bhuvan’ of LAGAAN or ‘ACP Rathod’ of SARFAROSH, none can beat my PK character. It was so important for me.”
“Usually, such acts are termed as indecent or vulgar. But all I want to say is, I can be vulgar being covered completely and decent enough without clothes. It’s a matter of perception. Vulgarity can’t be defined through shedding clothes. It can be through your actions, in your words, through your moves and groves in a particular song, etc. I never found the pose to be vulgar,” the actor further justified.
He also added in same vein, “Jab hum paida hote hai apni maa ke pet se toh bina kapdo ke paida hote hai toh kya us bacche ko aap vulgar kahenge? (When a newborn takes birth without clothes does he become vulgar?)”
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, PK, which also stars Anushka Sharma, is all set to hit the screens on December 19, 2014.