Be it against John Abraham in Force or the lead in Commando, Vidyut Jamwal firmly sticks to his belief of making a mark in the industry, come what may. Ahead of Commando 2, here are a few questions that the Porcelain God (As termed by co-star Adah Sharma) answered in an interview.
On his experience of shooting the sequel:
Everything was different. The first one was just to establish an action hero in the country, whereas people are waiting with great expectations for the second one. Right from production to stunt design to performances, everything is new. The story is entirely different. There are more characters and of course two beautiful girls!
On his experience with his co-stars:
I know Freddy (Daruwala) and Esha (Gupta) since our modelling days. We are great friends. I got to know Adah (Sharma) on the sets and we have turned good friends. Adah is not the quintessential heroine. She is comfortable, sweet and very nice.
On his attitude towards a negative role:
I don’t mind doing a negative role if they utilise me well. I would love to be beaten up by the hero, but it should look real, it should look justified. I like playing any character. For people like us, who are not from the industry, if you get a 5-second role and you shine, then you leave a mark.
On his upcoming films:
I am doing 4 movies this year. I am doing Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho, then I am doing Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Yaara, which is all set to release, then I’ll start Vipul’s (Amrutlal Shah) next movie, and Junglee. Baadshaho is the story of a queen and how she manipulates two men, Ajay Devgn and I. I am one of the men Ileana (D’Cruz) plays with. I look up to Ajay Devgn, he is a great guy on the sets. Yaara is a romantic drama. It also stars Shruti Haasan and Amit Sadh. I am eagerly waiting for it to release because Tigmanshu Dhulia is somebody I have been dying to work with. Junglee is a film on elephant poaching; it is one of my favourite scripts. We are planning to start shooting in June. It will be an action movie but not the kind of action people have seen.
On Martial Arts:
I would advise not just young ones but also people aged 50-60 to start learning any form of martial arts if they want to and then choose the one they like. Age is not a bar. You just need to start. Don’t ask whether I can do it or not, just do it, just start.
On advice to budding actors:
It’s very difficult to break into this industry, nepotism is so big here! You’ll only realise it when you get into it. You don’t need to be very good looking, you don’t need to have a great body, you just have to have something in you, there has to be a light inside you, which you should be aware of. Even if they don’t notice you, even if they shut their eyes, just shine so bright that they just can’t ignore you.
On his takeaway from Commando 2:
I have evolved as a person. I think to be able to manage two heroines in a movie is a big evolution! (Laughs) To make them both feel very special, for me it was a new thing, a learning experience definitely. Handling two beautiful girls on the set…it’s not easy!
We cant wait to see what’s new in Commando 2!