'Marriage has made things better'

'Marriage has made things better'

'Marriage has made things better'

Standing tall at 6 feet 2 inches, actor Nirup Bhandari got noticed after his impressive performance in 'RangiTaranga'. He is back again on the big screen, playing the character of Abhi in 'Rajaratha'. Nirup's character poster of 'Rajaratha' will be out today. The look has Nirup dressed as a superman with a certain percentage written on the T-shirt.

Donning the role of an engineering student in the movie, Nirup completed his engineering and worked as a software engineer in an IT firm before entering the film industry.
He feels this experience has come in handy for his role. In an interview with Nina C George, Nirup talks about the making of the film.

What is your role in 'Rajaratha'?

My character is called Abhi in the film. I play an engineering student. It is interesting because I have incorporated a lot of my college days' experience into the role. The life and journey of an engineering student has been beautifully captured and portrayed here.

Describe your character?

The character of Abhi has been designed in a peculiar way. His curiosity about everything around him makes him popular in college. He also has the talent to write poems on just about anything that he sees around him. He has several
mannerisms that set him apart from the rest of his college mates.

Tells us about your look in the poster.

The poster has me standing atop a college building in a funny superman attire with 35/100 etched on my T-shirt. There is a subtle introduction of a character in the film called Mr Pachbale (Banana). The poster effectively conveys my character as Abhi. The film is a tribute to students of engineering. I think they are all superheroes because they have to struggle to complete their course.

What are the preparations that went into your role? I had to shed almost 10 kg to look like a college boy. We had to also play around with the hairstyle and tweak the body language to suit the character. I also spent time with a few engineering students to get an insight into their culture and way of life.

On working with Avantika Shetty...

This is the second time that Avantika and I are pairing up after 'RangiTaranga'. She is a thorough professional who prepares well before every scene. We also have the freedom to tell her what works and what doesn't. She is open to suggestions.

Has marriage changed anything?

In fact, marriage has made things better for me. Dhanya, my wife, has studied filmmaking in
New York for two years and has assisted Anup in 'RangiTaranga' for two months. I always discuss my character and scenes with her and she tells me what works and what doesn't.

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