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After doing Hotel Management Gaurishankar Singh worked for star hotels in India as well as abroad. But his passion for acting brought him to Mumbai. He did few TV serials and debuted on silver screen with Bobby Deol starrer KRANTI directed by Naresh Malhotra. Then he did LAL SALAAM, EK CHALIS KI LAST LOCAL and many more films. Gaurishankar’s next SHUDRA THE RISING will release on 19 October. GLAMGOLD met the versatile actor where he talked about the film.
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GS) I know director Sanjiv Jaiswal since many years. I came to know he is working on a project and they are making a different kind of film. So I went and met the casting director of SHUDRA, Mr. Noormani.
GG) Did you have to give audition?
GS) They were taking audition with the costume which was just a small piece of cloth and that too also covering your private part. That’s it. Many actors refused to gave the audition. But my thinking is different. An actor should be always prepared to play any character. So I gave audition with a piece of cloth and nothing else on the body. Yaa also with ghunghroo in leg, a pot and broom.
GS) After few days they took my look test with beard and long hair. Sanjeev was surprised to see the audition and look. He liked it and I was on board.
GG) Tell us about your character.
GS) I am playing Madhav, a shudra who is little timid. Initially I try to convince other shudra people not to be rebellion. But when I saw the oppression, wicked behavior on them I also join them.
GS) Yes we had workshop for twelve days with 400 people.
GG) Were you comfortable with costume during the shoot?
GS) Initially it was very awkward but after some days I was comfortable. I was involved with my character. In fact we all the actors playing shudra use to be in costume on the set till the pack up.
GS) Very nice. His vision was clear. He is a die-hard person. Before the film went on floors he had studied in detail about the subject.
GG) What next?