Deepak Dobriyal: I am tired of being known just as Pappiji


Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) In 2011, Deepak Dobriyal became a household name playing Pappiji in “Tanu Weds Manu”. Four years later, he reprised the role in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, tickling the funny bone of the audience once again. In the process, the image of Pappiji stuck, despite the fact that the talented actor, who first grabbed attention with his role in the 2006 film “Omkara”, has essayed several strong characters over the years.

“It feels good to realise that my role of Pappiji had made people laugh. But it’s been years now, and for me all characters are important. I know it’s not the same with the audience, but I am tired of being known just for that one role. I love my other characters as much as I love Pappiji. So, I am trying my best to give something new and interesting to the audience, which they will remember like Pappiji ,” Deepak told IANS.

Deepak will now showcase his talent in the forthcoming Saif Ali Khan-starrer “Laal Kaptaan”. In the film, he essays a tracker, who can detect the whereabouts of a man or an animal by just following scent.


On working with Saif, Deepak said: “This is my third project with Saif after ‘Omkaara’ and ‘Kaalakaandi’, and whenever we work together we try to bring out the best and do something creative. It was fun working with him on ‘Laal Kaptaan’. Bahut hi badiya nature hai Saif ka (Saif is of very good nature).”

Directed by Navdeep Singh, “Laal Kaptaan” is a revenge thriller. It tells the story of a Naga sadhu who is also a bounty hunter. Saif Ali Khan plays the lead role of the sadhu.

The film is releasing on Friday.






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