Vivaan Shah Was Fascinated To Play Role Of A Ragman

Imran Asif Fazal |Jan 24, 2020

The actor underwent training to observe ragmans on street inorder to portray their role with perfection.

Actor Vivaan Shah is known for choosing unconventional roles, he will be seen next in film Kabaad- The Coin. The film will be directed by Varadraj Swami and has been produced by Meena Negi and Babban Negi. Vivaan Shah will be playing the role of a ragman. The actor underwent thorough observation and training of a ragman and after 90 days, he chose to play the role. Director Swami is all in awe with the actor and has appreciated his effort to understand the role completely before accepting the film offer.

Vivaan Shah
Vivaan Shah has chosen unconventional roles for his films to show his talent.

Vivaan Shah is son of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak. He did films like 7 Khoon Maaf and Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana. Talking about his role in Kabaad- The Coin he tanned his look to suit the personality of a ragman. He invited his mother Ratna Pathak to see his role in the film. Varadraj Swami has also penned Manjhi- The Mountain Man starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Talking about Vivaan, Swami said that the actor is a director's delight. "Acting runs in his blood", says Swami. The ideologies and his eagerness to experiment roles to choose characters has been commendable. The director also said that just like his father, Vivaan has shaped up with his ideologies.

Vivaan Shah spoke about his role and said that it was very fascinating to play kabaadiwala. He observed ragman on the road who moved with haathgaadi. It was very important to understand their body language and focus on studying them and observe their nuances. He studied minute details such as the way they pull cart, giving out calls on the street to sell and purchase old commodities. Talking about the roles further, he said, that audience will see him play roles of a servant boy, a driver, a waited and a Dalit. He claimed that he likes to play roles of people which are considered less important rather than playing role of a privileged big city person.

He also praised the writer Shahzad Ahmed for their help to portray the role. The character is a Maharashtrian named Bandhan and he had fun while conversing in Bumbaiya language. Being from Mumbai, Vivaan Shah has grown speaking the language. The film looks promising with its concept connecting real life situations in the society.

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