Chor Chor Super Chor
The film is about Shuklaji, who has groomed a bunch of youngsters in the art of pick pocketing and petty crime. I play Satbir who works with a Delhi gang and wants to give up the life of vice and make a fresh beginning. The film showcases some extremely smart conning moves and I play an extremely smart conman. Chor Chor Super Chor explores Delhi’s grey underbelly in a satirical comedy.
Cast and crew
My director Rajesh K is an FTII graduate and I used to work in his documentaries. Basically the whole team is new but they are all highly talented. Another interesting thing is 25 FTII graduates are involved in the film. I got so much creative space that we could experiment, try out different things. This film has all the potential to do well.
I want to grow with young directors. While working with them, the best part is that one can share thoughts with them. The role can be modified. You can improvise a lot on the character and with mutual discussion, the outcome becomes much more interesting and the role turns out to be something unusual. However, I always try not to take much freedom. On the other hand when you are working with an established director, you observe things and you learn a lot from them.
Anand Ji (Director of Raanjhanaa) was kind enough to offer me the role of hero’s friend. The role was similar to Pappi in Tanu Weds Manu. I don’t believe in repeating roles. We discussed it and Anandji also agreed upon the decision. If you keep playing one kind of character throughout your career, it really gets boring. It simply implies that you are not discovering yourself as an actor.
I started my acting career with eminent theatre director Arvind Gaur. I did regular theatre for seven years. For first six years I worked with Gaur in Ashmita and then for one year with Pandit NK Sharma in Act-One. Theatre is full time commitment.
I learnt everything from theatre. I must say total involvement is a must. I also learnt from real life by observing other people, by seeing them, by talking to them and by understanding them. Life is the biggest learning ground. I have seen lots of theatre and movies.
Milestones of career
I think Omkara was a pathbreaking movie for me but the offers that followed were stereotypical. Later, I got prominent roles in Delhi 6, Shourya and Gulaal.
Aspiration if any
I want to open eight theatre centres in Uttarakhand (my native place). Theatre helps to grow and I want to train students in exploring the unlimited possibilities inside and outside through the medium of acting.
Chor Chor Super Chor is releasing today.