Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi—who is perhaps best known for his role in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, has been roped into play the role of a cop in Rajinikanth’s eagerly-awaited ‘Kaala’. Confirming the same, he told Times of India that he was happy about working with ‘Thalaiva’ as he considers him to be his idol.
“It’s a big thing for me to be part of Rajini sir’s film. I consider Rajinikanth as the most ideal person in the cinema industry because despite his super stardom, he stays real and humble. I relate to him very much. As an actor, you may need to adapt to make-up or a certain get-up, but in life, one should always remain simple. It’s a thing to learn for our generation of actors,” he added.
Moreover, he revealed that he plays a character that has shades. In other words, it is neither a positive role nor a negative one.
“I play a policeman with shades of grey. Sometimes the audience will feel that he’s a villain, but sometimes they might find him genuine. The biggest thing is I will get to act with a person who I consider an idol,” he said.
For the uninitiated, ‘Kaala’ is touted to be a mob drama and features Rajinikanth in the role of a don. It is being directed by Ranjith. The critically-acclaimed director had previously directed the legendary superstar in ‘Kabali’. Released last year, it fared well at the box office and earned rave reviews along the way. Let’s hope, ‘Kaala’ too sets the BO on fire.