Prithviraj Sukumaran: AURANGZEB has a lot to do with megalomania
Prithviraj is coming back to the Hindi film arena with AURANGZEB. A film which is primarily an ensemble affair, it has been in news for Arjun Kapoor's double role appearance. However if one digs deeper down, it is revealed that AURANGZEB is not just there in Arjun but every actor character that the film features. No wonder, Prithviraj finds himself to be an integral part of the affair, what with the film actually being narrated through his voiceover.
"Yes, the title AURANGZEB is significant to every character in the film. Same holds true for my part of Arya as well. In fact in the film, Arjun and I are required to take split-second decisions without keeping our respective families in mind. We do what is right though deep inside, there is a lot to do with megalomania as well. Each one of us out there has a desire to own power and this is the reason why all of us are pretty black characters with perhaps a hint of grey," says Prithviraj who is making his second Hindi film appearance after AIYYAA, which had released last year.
While AIYYAA had a fantastical element to it, AURANGZEB is touted to be as real as it gets. Now that becomes further interesting considering the fact that Yash Raj Films has seldom ventured into the kind of territory that this Atul Sabharwal directed film does.
"AURANGZEB is a very real film and there is nothing filmy that you see in there," says Prithviraj, "The way scenes have been shot, it is obvious that an effort is being made to show people the world that they live in. No one is trying to fake anything here."
We would like to see that as well when the film releases all over this weekend.
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