'Cinema is a learning process'

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'Cinema is a learning process'

With his slapstick humour and a string of comical hits in Bollywood, actor Rajpal Yadav has made a mark in the industry.

There are a number of movies of his lined up for release this year and the actor will be back on the big screen to entertain the audience yet again.

Rajpal will be making his directorial debut with Ata Pata Laapata, in which he will also play the lead role. About Ata Pata Laapata, he excitedly explains, “In this movie, the music highlights the story while drama takes the background.

This film will be released with an intention to sway the audience with a complete entertainment package.”

Rajpal describes the film as an ‘organised musical chaos’. He explains that the story is a meaningful musical satire.

“Be it any aspect of social life, the common man is dragged into the schemes of powerful people and the movie brings out many such situations,” he says. He also says that the movie will show the downside of politics and how the citizens fight for justice through music and dance.

When asked about his experience as a debutante director, he says, “After 25 years as an actor, I finally got an opportunity to direct a film. It was a wonderful experience because I had a clear vision in my mind about how I want to make this movie as we started working on it.”

Rajpal says, of the 175 actors in the movie, only 20 are from the film industry while the rest are from theatre. With some incredible music from Sukhwinder, Sujeet Choube, Amod Bhatt and himself, the actor says the audience can experience a desi Broadway.

“The two-hour ten-minute movie is expected to release on October 12,” says Rajpal, who wants to dedicate this movie to the country.

Apart from Ata Pata Laapata, the actor is also excited about his other movies ‘A Prayer for Rain’, which describes the Bhopal gas tragedy, Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu, ‘Mr Money’ and Krrish 3 among others.

When asked if he is looking forward to directing more movies in Bollywood, he jokes, “After working on this project for one-and-a half-years, I have finally found my pata (address).”

But on a serious not, he concludes, “Cinema is a learning process.

Direction is not my business, it is my hobby. I consider myself a student of acting and not a director or an actor.”

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