Raza Murad dons new avatar

Raza Murad

Bollywood actor Raza Murad is geared up for the release of his short movie ‘Uncle on the rocks’ on November 4. The actor is known for his villainous roles and was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ as Jalal-ud-din Khalji.

‘Uncle on the rocks’, an online movie by Whistling Wood’s Prasun Jindal and Vedd V Rawtaani, portrays Raza in a new avatar. The movie also features Mona Mathews and Rohan Khurana in lead roles. MetroLife had a candid chat with the actor and here is what he had to say about his venture.

About your role in ‘Uncle on the rocks’.

It is the role of an old bachelor who is in search of the love of his life. In achieving his goal, he creates a profile on Tinder with the help of his nephew. Will he succeed in his object forms the crux of the story. I donned the part of a romantic, which is new for me as I mostly play the villain role. The character is also humane and humorous.

What is the reason to take up a different role?

I was quite surprised when the directors approached me for the role. I thought they were taking a risk by casting me, but I decided to take it up as a challenge.
I am a trained actor, but unfortunately, you get tied to one sort of role. But, I was keen on giving my best and not disappoint the directors. I gave it a lot of thought and did my homework for this role. I worked very hard and am awaiting the result.

How is it to work with young directors?

Amitabh Bachchan in spite of being 75 years old chooses to work with the new generation. They are quick in thinking and their work. So, one has to adapt and understand their method. They are very energetic and enthusiastic; you have run with them at their speed, or you will be left out. The directors were happy with my energy, and I received a lot of compliments.

Your view and experience in the shift to digital media.

The digital media is here to stay. The digital platform has a loyal audience. As an actor, I want the maximum audience whether I work on the big screen with people like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, or with the young directors for online content.

About your future projects.

I don’t think about the future. I will take up whatever comes my way, provided it suits me. My motto is, as quoted in the Bhagavad Gita, to keep working and not think about the results.

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