Rajesh Tailang is a versatile actor, who is portraying the character of a lawyer in Haseena Parkar starring, Shraddha Kapoor. Rajesh talks to Mamta Sonar about Shraddha Kapoor, playing roles in various movies, and his upcoming films…
1. Tell about your upcoming projects
Haseena Parkar, which is going to be released on September 22. In that, I’m playing a Haseena’s lawyer Shyam Keswani. Then next is Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz which is slated for November 10, in which, I’m playing father of the main protagonist. The character Vijay Singh is bitter and lost hope in life. Then one is Hansal Mehta’s Omerta, which is based on terrorist Omar Sheikh’s life. I play General Mahmud ISI chief.
After that, I am shooting for two films — one is Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaari and Rajkumar Gupta’s Raid. In Aiyaari, I am playing a grey character of Brigadier K Shrinivas and in Rajkumar Gupta’s Raid a Dabang politicians. Raid also stars Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla. I am feeling very glad that I’m getting to play variety of roles.
2. How challenging is it to play a different character in movies?
It is always challenging to play a different role, because it rarely you get a character which is similar to your nature. The actor has to find similarities and dissimilarities between the actor and character. After this exploration, it becomes little easier to approach the role.
3. Recently, Shraddha Kapoor praised you and your work. How do you feel?
It feels great. It was really nice to work with Shraddha. She is so down to earth and a dedicated actor. I thank her from bottom of my heart for her kind words. I would like to thank Apoorva Lakhiya sir and Honey Trehan for showing confidence in me.
4. Tell us something about your real life journey?
I was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan. I belong to a family of musicians, painters, writers and my brother was famous cartoonist Sudhir Tailang. In my life, my family has played a biggest role, who supported me to become an actor. When I was a kids I started doing theatre, and then I joined NSD. Nowadays, struggle is not getting a good role but getting good roles is the struggle and perhaps that will remain so lifelong.
5. What is your dream role?
I would like to play a tramp on the lines of the great Charlie Chaplin. In future, if I could do an act of the great Chaplin, then I think that the actor which is inside will die peacefully.