'I want to work with Anurag again and again'

'I want to work with Anurag again and again'


Actor Vineet Singh, best known as murabba man of Bombay Talkies, says he gets creative satisfaction when he works with director Anurag Kashyap.

Singh currently stars in Kashyap’s latest release Ugly, which marks the third collaboration between the director-actor duo after Gangs of Wasseypur and anthology film Bombay Talkies.

“Anurag is a brilliant filmmaker. He always has a unique approach to a film. His films are realistic and people relate to the characters well. So, I would love to work with him again and again because like his films, his characters are also different,” Singh told PTI.

In Ugly, the actor has played the role of a casting director of dubious nature and to fit into the role he met many people.

“To get into the soul of Chaitanya Mishra, I met many casting directors of Mumbai. I spoke to them and tried to understand their thought process, failures, success and overall behaviour. It's a very ugly character. He also makes Bhojpuri and B-grade movies for survival,”the actor said.

A trained doctor, Singh started his journey in showbiz as an assistant director to Mahesh Manjrekar. He also acted in Marathi soaps before trying his luck in Bollywood as
an actor.

“My struggle was 14 years long. I would walk in and out of audition-queues and get selected in small roles and cameos in feature films and TV soaps. I played a major role in Manjrekar’s City of Gold. Anurag spotted me there and he offered me three of his films Gangs of Wasseypur, Murabba (Bombay Talkies) and Ugly,” he said.

Besides playing a major role in Kashyap’s latest dark drama, Singh even contributed to the title song.

“It was my idea. One day, I was just humming the lines during the shoot and Anurag heard me. He added the song in the film and I also lent my voice,” he said.

After Ugly, the Benaras-born actor would be next seen in Sudhir Mishra’s Aur Devdas, where he is playing a friend of the tragic titular character.

“Sudhirji saw me during the editing of Ugly and he chose me for his film. I am playing Devdas’ friend and it’s a nicely etched-out role,” Singh added.