Adil Hussain: My role was much bigger in ‘Lootera’

Adil Hussain, who was a part of ‘Lootera’ which starred Ranveer Singh played the role of a police inspector and the actor further said that his role had a very significant part in the movie, but was stunned to see that most of it didn’t make it in the final cut of the film.

The Vikramatditya Motwane-directed film starred Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh in the lead role.

“My role was much bigger. When I got the script, my character had many shades. Visually also I was there on the script. And that’s the reason I said yes to the role. Not just because of the screen presence but also the fact that I could explore a lot with my character.”

“But in the process of editing, which is the director’s prerogative, he chose to cut those out. I was a bit taken aback,” Adil told in an interview.

” I did feel a bit awkward. I was like ‘Oh those were beautiful scenes, Why aren’t they there? But then it is not my decision. It is the director’s! He is the supreme boss. I might disagree with it. But it is his film, it’s not my film. I have one microscopic presence in the film,” he said

When asked if he would be careful in the future when signing films, Adil said if he did that, he would become a dictator.

“You cannot dictate the term on anybody unless you become a dictator, which I don’t want to become in any means. Film is a director’s medium. How much screen presence one person will have, would depend upon his vision. Once you submit to directors you should not back out,” Adil said.

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