VJ turned actor Angad Bedi made some mark in his debut film FALTU post which he was seen after a gap of four years in the film UNGLI and now he is gearing up for PINK. Despite being a female-centric film, Angad plays a significant role in the film.
Being just three-film old Angad is seen sharing screen space with iconic Amitabh Bachchan in PINK.
As we interacted with Angad Bedi, he talks about working in a women-driven film, sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan as well as bonding with Mr. Bachchan on the sets of PINK and much more
Excerpts from the interview:
Why did you go in for a female-oriented movie PINK?
(Laughs) I was looking for a good and meaty role and I auditioned for the role of Rajveer. While I was just given a script in hand and I had to act and to my surprise I pulled it off quite well.
Tell us something about your character in PINK, how significant it is?
The only thing similar between Angad and Rajveer is we are from Delhi. However we are poles apart, I am very expressive while Rajveer the character that I portray is very serious. His body language and eyes are very expressive, he is a man of few words he thinks a lot, he observes a lot. It was difficult to portray such a role and I haven't even come across any such person in my life. All my learning is from the workshops that I went through.
It's just your third film and you are sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, did you expect it to happen so early stage in you career?
When I gave the audition I was sure I won't be selected as I thought my real persona is extremely different from Rajveer. But when I was selected I was thrilled and icing on the cake was when I got to know I am working with Mr. Bachchan it was truly divine. He is an amazing actor no doubt but surely down to earth. He is super friendly and can talk about anything under the sun be it latest fashion, trends, news. I am very comfortable with him. In fact at this stage I can share stuffs with Mr. Bachchan more than I can talk about it to my dad.
Were you intimidated by Amitabh Bachchan?
As far as work ethics are concerned we usually don't rehearse but seeing him we all are so charged up that we rehearsed a lot. I wasn't intimated by him in fact he doesn't make us feel anything as such. He doesn't behave like ‘I am Amitabh Bachchan' we feel that we are working with him. He is simple to hang out with, talk too and an amazing person to seek guidance. All my films are special to me but PINK makes me feel special.
'PINK is not about molestation or rape'
Did Mr. Bachchan give any appreciation note for your performance, as he is known to encourage young buds?
Amitabh Bachchan sir praised me for a scene wherein I didn't have any dialogues and I was only explaining and expressing the scene through my eyes. He said it's easy to emote when you say dialogues but actually tough when you just have to speak through expressions. I felt nice when Amitabh Bachchan complimented me for an intense scene it truly made my day.
PINK being women centric film and considering it will revolve around the three girls, were you okay doing it?
No, PINK is not about molestation, it's not about rape, it not women centric it's about a situation that can occur to anyone and how one should be cautious about it. Everyone should watch it not only females but even youth or for that matter middle-aged people. It has court room scenes which are of high voltage.
Apart from PINK you also have a pivotal role in Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer DEAR ZINDAGI?
I can't speak about it. I will talk about this when the time is right.