Personally hated Jai Singh: 'Delhi Crime' actor
Tuesday - April 16, 2019 1:04 pm , Category : ENTERTAINMENT
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Mridul Sharma, who made his debut in the negative role of Jai Singh in "Delhi Crime" -- based on the gruesome 2012 Delhi gangrape case -- says he struggled to connect with the on-screen character since he hated him personally.In the Richie Mehta directorial, Mridul plays one of the rapists.Sharing the initial hesitation of performing such a dark and negative character, Mridul told IANS: "It was a challenge to play this character... At the beginning of my career, playing a character who has done a dirty work that is a shame on humanity.... I was worried about my future, about my image, to be introduced to the audience with the portrayal of such character."I personally hated him, so I was initially unable to get involved with this character."The Netflix show's story revolves around the aftermath of the heart-wrenching incident.Its cast, including actors Adil Hussain, Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and Denzil Smith, has been praised.Asked if working with such senior actors was tough, Mridul said: "I was working with one of the world's best director at the time of the 'Delhi crime'. So I will not be able to tell which scene was difficult to shoot. But yes, there was a scene in which my co-actor had to spit on my face, and that was a little uncomfortable."Mridul, who comes from Chhattisgarh, always loved watching films and thought about becoming a â€˜hero' in Bollywood movies."Since childhood, there was only one desire -- to become a hero. But when I came to college and studied acting and drama, then the difference between actor and hero came to be understood."Then I caught the path to becoming a good actor," said Mridul.How is life after â€˜Delhi Crime'?"The show has given me a very good place to be established as an actor in this industry. People now know me as a good actor and give me respect. After 'Delhi Crime' released, some people have started to offer me a good role."As an actor, my self-respect and self-confidence have also increased. One of my movies is coming in June and I will start working on a web series and a movie too," he said.