Randeep Hooda, who has his really big and exciting project Highway coming up closely, talks about the movie, Imtiaz Ali and his unusual pairing with Alia Bhatt..
He seems to be totally smitten by his director Imtiaz Ali who he calls a Sufi artist like person. “It was very nice working with Imtiaz. He guided us beautifully in the film. He is a Sufi artist kind of fellow but has the diligence of a school boy so you always feel safe. He really participates and helps you with what you are going through as an actor without interfering much. Sajid Nadiadwala and I used to joke that he is such a nice guy that it can’t be true. He must turn out a villain in the end but that did not happen” was what Randeep Hooda had to say about working with Imtiaz for Highway.
We will get to see Randeep Hood speak in this really nice Haryanvi accent in the movie. Was it difficult for him to speak in the accent? “I speak the ‘Jatu’ Haryanvi not the Gujari language so it was hard because the dialects would overlap but we had the help of dialect coach to help us. My character is a small time fixer. It is a complicated character who initiates Veera’s journey in ‘Highway’” he says, talking about it.
As for him pairing up with Alia, we did think it was a bit unusual looking at how there is a huge age gap and also a great variation in the kind of image they both have in the industry. Randeep Hooda though, doesn’t seem to think so. “I don’t see it that way. There is no unusual pairing. It was the demand of the story that characters are cast in a certain way. It was done to serve the story in the best possible way and I must say Alia is superb in the movie,” was what he said talking about his pairing with Alia Bhatt.
While Highway hits the screens on the 21st of the February, there are some other really interesting movies that he is going to be seen in after that, like Kick with Salman Khan, Main aur Charles and Shooter.