It seems Vinay Pathak is in a mood to shift gears!
We have seen him in the most whimsical roles (DASVIDANIYA, CHALO DILLI, BHEJA FRY series, RAB NE BANA DI JODI, MITHYA and many more) and throwing away some amazing dry humor punches, but of late the actor is treading the path of doing serious and soul shattering roles. Last he was seen in Varun Dhawan starrer BADLAPUR, a dark unflinching film, where he portrayed the character (Nawaz’s partner in crime) with grey shades.
Known for his comic timing and witty-humor roles, Vinay is pushing the envelope to challenge himself now with a profound role. It was overheard that Vinay took a break from his social life and locked himself for a while to get the gist of the role.And now for the first time in his acting career Vinay Pathak will be seen in a biographic film. His next GOUR HARI DASTAAN – The Freedom File would have him playing a deep and intense character. Besides, he is also playing an 80-year old man for the first time on-screen.
Vinay who plays the main character in the movie GOUR HARI DASTAAN –The Freedom File believes that this movie is an image changer for him, this role is an opportunity that he was longing for long now.
Vinay Pathak said, “I must laud Anant Sir for asking me to be a part of this film. He was fully aware of the stereotype of a 'comic actor' that's been bestowed upon me. But trusting me with a real life character of such dimensions depth and variety was indeed a huge risk which he took.I feel privileged and honoured! Not to mention his vision was solid and engaging.”
Scheduled to release on August 14, GOUR HARI DASTAAN also features Konkona Sen Sharma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Ranvir Shorey, Asrani, Rajit Kapur, Vipin Sharma, Saurabh Shukla, Vikram Gokhale, Mohan Kapur, Bharat Dabholkar and Siddharth Jadhav among others.