Vinay Pathak is easily known for tickling our funny bones. His happy-go-lucky characters in films like BHEJA FRY series, CHALO DILLI, DASVIDANIYA, KHOSLA KA GHOSLA, RAB NE BANA DI JODI and others have always delighted us. But now shifting his gears, Vinay will be seen in an altogether different role. He plays a freedom fighter in Ananth Mahadevan directed biopic GOUR HARI DASTAAN.
|GOUR HARI DASTAAN AND ANANTH MAHADEVAN|
Though it’s quite surprising to see Vinay in such a role, Ananth feels this is a very significant film for the actor.
Ananth on choosing Vinay for his film, says, “Vinay always stays true to the subject. He is vulnerable and has great sense of humor. He is very intelligent and has strong persona. I wonder why he is not given enough roles. He is trying and performing best.. Vinay is sorted as comic actor but I think there’s more to him which is unexplored. My film probably will give him that chance.”
He further adds, “When you will watch GOUR HARI DASTAAN, you will realise that Vinay has merged with the character. He totally looks the replica of Gour Hari Das<i>ji</i>. Vinay has worked really hard for it and I believe it’s his role of lifetime.”
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.