Rajpal Yadav Talking to Us about the Movie ‘Kushti’
Everything is alright with me, that is why I am standing here, right in front of you- Rajpal Yadav
Time and again Rajpal Yadav has proved that no matter what movie he acts in, the movie turns to be very entertaining for the audiences. Rajpal has acted in more than 90 movies. He did his debut in the year 1996 in the popular serial “Mungeri lal ke haseen sapne’s sequel “Naurangi Laal”. After that movie this talented actor never had to look back. He’s acted in movies such as Mast, Jungle ,Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Waqt-The race against time, Dhol, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna chahti hoon, Phir Hera Pheri, GaramMasala ,Billu, Bhool Bhoolaiyya, Rann, Bhagam Bhag ,Company ,Do Knot Disturb, Paheli etc. These days Rajpal Yadav is in the news again, for his forthcoming film “Kushti” directed by Rajeev Kumar and Produced under the banner of Venus Ad Films. The film’s starcast is Rajpal Yadav,Nargis,Manoj Joshi,Asrani, Sharat Saxena,Om Puri and in a special appearance WWE Wrestler “The Great Khali”. We recently caught hold of the actor and spoke to him about his movie “Kushti:” Excerpts
* Tell us something more about your film “Kushti”
The story of the movie is based on a small village in North India where wrestling the most popular sport and a wrestling match is held every year. Two wrestling rivals Avtar Singh and Jiten Singh have been competing with each other in wrestling for many years. Avtar Singh’s daughter (Laadli) is a huge fan of actor Salman Khan. I play the role of “Chander” who is a simple postman. I am madly in love with Avtar Singh’s daughter.
* How was the experience of playing the role of a postman?
It was the first time I am playing the role of such a humble and simple postman so the experience was quite interesting.
* Your co-star in the movie is the wrestler “Khali”. How was your experience working with him?
It was a great experience working with “Khali”. He’s very down-to-earth. He never made showed off and I never realized that “Khali” is an international WWE wrestler by his modesty. We could spend only 8-10 days with him but in that short time I found out that beneath that entire tough exterior he is a simple man by heart.
* Did you enjoy the fight with Khali in the movie?
To be very honest I don’t want to be compared with “Khali”. I can never dare to even think to fight with him in a wrestling match. Initially I was very scared of getting hurt very badly by shooting for that wrestling match as “Khali” is extremely powerful. Moreover he’s 3 times my height and size. But luckily the wrestling went well and everything is alright with me, that is why I am standing here, right in front of you
* How do you think the audience would respond to the film?
Definitely. I have full faith and confidence that the movie which is filled with so much laughter and comedy that the audience will be rolling on the floors. All of us have worked extremely hard towards making this movie and the director Rajeev Kumar has done an excellent job in directing the movie.
* It was said that the director Rajeev Kumar cannot converse in Hindi. Did it become a problem during the shooting of the film?
Absolutely not. Rajeev jee has assisted Priyan jee on his movies and this is entirely Rajeev jee’s movie. When the audience will see the movie I am sure even they wouldn’t be able to know that the movie is directed by a non-Hindi speaking director.