Rajpal Yadav, who has been in the film industry for 24 years, says he is happy with what he has accomplished to date. However, the talented actor, who is known primarily for his comedic roles, says he has broken stereotypes and tried to avoid being typecast.
“I am very happy with what I have done so far. From day one he had decided that he would never repeat a character he had played. Actors get pigeonholed very quickly. So even if they offer me a similar role, I change their mindset. An actor cannot change his physique, but the mentality can be changed, ”Rajpal told IANS.
Rajpal Yadav also revealed what he did to break stereotypes.
“I have done all the possible variety of papers, from negatives to comedy, protagonists and secondary. Some people say that you shouldn’t play supporting characters once you’ve played the main role. But I have done it and I enjoy breaking these theories, ”added Rajpal Yadav.
Among the kinds of roles he has played on screen, Rajpal is known to comedians. How easy or difficult is it for you to land a comic role?
“Nothing is easy,” replied the actor, adding: “But if your director is good, then the task becomes even easier for the actor. If you don’t understand a situation and cannot communicate properly with your manager, that is also reflected on the screen. “
Speaking of your personal and professional life, how have things changed amid the current Covid-19 pandemic?
“The entire world has been affected by the pandemic, from travel to shooting to sports and everything. Can anyone imagine that the Olympics would be held without an audience? I believe in the saying ‘jaisa desh vaisa bhesh’. So I will try to live according to the way the other citizens of our country live, ”he suggested.
On the labor front, the latest from the actor is the digitally released comedy film ‘Hungama 2’ directed by Priyadarshan. Rajpal has previously collaborated with the filmmaker on funny films such as ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, ‘Hungama’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and others.
Opening up to collaborate with Priyadarshan once again, he said, “Whenever I have worked with Priyan Ji, I have experienced a new emotion and I am very happy to be a part of his Hungama 2 as well. Priyan Ji is an expert in error comedy. The lack of communication, the running and the complicated situations that he creates on the screen, he does so without a shred of confusion in his mind. He does his homework correctly, he’s very focused and energetic on set. “
With movies primarily being released on OTT platforms these days, does it make a difference to him as an actor?
“I want OTT platforms to be very successful and, at the same time, movie theaters should also be up and running soon. I would like to thank the OTT platforms for releasing our films at a time when theaters are closed due to the pandemic. Thanks to them, at least our films are reaching the audience ”, concluded the actor.
Also starring Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Meezaan Jafri and Pranitha Subhash, ‘Hungama 2’ airs on Disney + Hotstar
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