Ishwak Singh who was last seen in Veere Di Wedding, will be seen featuring opposite renowned Sri Lankan stars Jackson Anthony and Piumi Hansamali, Tamil actor and filmmaker Ramakrishnan and leading Malyali actress Mythili Balchandran in a South Indian film “Lucknow”.
The actor who recently got the air buzzing with his “Biryani Act” is all set to showcase grey shades in the Anil Kumar directorial. Ishwak will be seen delivering dialogues in Tamil, Malayalam and Sinhalese.
The Veere Di Wedding actor, who is a Punjabi himself, took up the challenge of learning the three languages for the film. During a confrontation scene between him and Ramakrishnan, the entire cast and crew present at the set started a huge round of applause because of the intense scene work between the two. “It felt like being on stage and everyone present became the Audience”. This scene was shot thrice, with the same response every time.
Ishwak Singh after practising for just about three days delivered his first dialogue with so much ease and perfection that the entire cast and crew applauded his performance for one of the scene in the film.
Because of his performance in this film and the previous Malyalam film Mohavalyam, Ishwak has also been approached by a leading filmmaker from South who plans to remake his award winning film in Hindi.
This film has been remade in 5 languages and has received critical as well as commercial success. The filmmaker intends to cast Ishwak along with a very senior actor from Bollywood.
Before making his mark as an actor with his film, Veere Di Wedding, Ishwak Singh has been part of Asmita Theater Group and featured in several popular plays including Mahesh Bhatt’s The Last Salute. His wide range of performances has been hugely appreciated by theater critics and audience.
The talented actor, who won huge appreciation for his latest commercial directed by Imtiaz Ali, was quite excited to return to theatre and was a part of a popular play, Court Martial, which was showcased on last Saturday at Sathaye College.
Written by Swadesh Deepak, widely recognised as one of the finest playwrights in the country after the publication of Court Martial, the play hits hard the roots of casteism in the Indian Army.
Ishwak, who has been associated with Court Martial for more than eight years and has done multiple productions of the play, portrays the role of Col. Surat Singh.
Court Martial has been staged close to 2000 times in India by well-known Indian theater directors Ranjeet Kapoor, Arvind Gaur, Usha Ganguly, Abhijeet Choudhary. It has also been translated into several Indian languages.
Ishwak has featured in several mainstream and critically-acclaimed films including Raanjhanaa and Tamasha, and also won acclaim for his role in Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh.
Taking his association with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali to the next level, talented actor Ishwak Singh, who has worked with the filmmaker on Tamasha, has collaborated with him once again for a biryani masala commercial that has got him praises and accolades.
Riding high on the success of his latest blockbuster, Veere Di Wedding, Ishwak is thrilled with the humongous response that has come his way, to the extent that people have started creating memes of the commercial that has got him to rave reviews from across the globe.
Having worked with the filmmaker for the second time, Ishwak feels blessed to have worked with the successful filmmaker for the commercial.
Such has been the craze of Ishwak post the success of Veere Di Wedding that the suave actor has started getting several marriage offers.
Recalling a memorable experience, Ishwak says, “While the Ad is a hilarious one, Imtiaz sir wanted a very nuanced performance, something which is felt and internal rather than enacted and external.”
“There was an occasion where I realized what an amazing director he is and perhaps an actor’s dream. After I did a scene, he came up to me and read out my thoughts and said that you need to approach it another way. He knew exactly what my motivation was. That is how well he knows his art,” he adds.
Veere Di Wedding starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania is all set to hit theatre screens on the 1st June 2018.
There has been massive anticipation surrounding the film ever since it’s announcement, as two power producers Ekta Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor came together ,to present audiences with a fun ride that explores the spirit of the modern day Indian woman.
With the posters of Veere Di Wedding piquing the audiences’ curiosity even further, the wait is finally over as the wedding of the season will now release on the first Friday of June this year.
Says producer Ekta Kapoor, “This is definitely going to be a wedding to remember . We are happy to announce that Veere Di Wedding will release on the 1st June 2018”.
Adds producer Rhea Kapoor, “We are hoping that Veere Di Wedding will usher in a new phase in the Hindi film industry. Nothing like this has been attempted before and we hope it’s a fun ride for the audience”.
Directed by Shashank Ghosh and written by Mehul Suri and Nidhi Mehra, the film stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania.