With a whole lot of big film projects lined up in his kitty, Vicky Kaushal is on a winning spree in Bollywood. The actor, who is one among the seven actors to be seen in Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht, recently opened up about essaying the role of Aurangzeb in the epic period drama which is set in the Mughal era.
In a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, Vicky was asked if it frightens him to play a character which is the ultimate symbol of negativity. he was heard saying in the interview;
"I'm really really excited for the process of Takht to start. It's going to be a character that’s really going to demand a lot from me and that's what you live for as an actor. to see life from a different perspective,".
He also added by saying;
"It becomes very difficult to not judge that character, that's the hardest part to crack, changing your physicality, your language, this, that - you work towards it but mentally to just not judge the character and his actions and intentions and take him as he is and totally believe in it and to say that to yourself that "No, this is right". That's the trick and that's where you want to reach. I had attempted something of that sort in Raman Raghav and that character is always something I feel like in every 5 years playing that sort of a grey, negative shade with the way I will mature in life, I would give a different shade to that character. It's the same with Aurangzeb, I'm really excited to really explore him,".
On being asked whether he feels Ranveer has set a benchmark with Padmaavat's Khilji and if he sees that as a challenge, a benchmark to go beyond, he was quick to revert, the actor said;
"No, not at all. I know what the film is and I know how Aurangzeb is in the film. It's a completely different color palette. If I take that approach, I'll only be kinda. It's like don't think of an elephant, you'll only end up thinking about an elephant, I'm a huge fan of this performance as Khilji, the way he played it unabashedly was absolutely mindblowing. That's the trait I want to use for Aurangzeb but on a very different character."
Besides Vicky, the ensemble cast of Takht also has Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The multi-starrer magnum opus is set to go on floors in August-September this year and is aiming to release later in 2020.