Rising actor Sanjay Bishnoi, who is memorable for his role in the Delhi crime, is currently receiving praise and appreciation for his latest film Thar, which he says is on par with international films. Directed by Raj Singh Choudhury, it stars father and son duo, Anil Kapoor and Harsh Vardhan Kapoor. After its release, the actor, in a free chat with News18.com, described his very unique film and called it India’s first true noir.
He said, “(Thar’s) movie is very unique, you know it’s the first real Hindi movie. It belongs to kind of movies like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Everyone talks about the cinematography, the background records the performances, so Raj Singh Choudhury created something. It responds really well.”
He shared an anecdote from the film’s sets, in which the actor had most of the scenes with Harsh Vardhan, saying he almost had a blackout because he was too excited during filming. “In one shot, I hard banged my head on the jeep and got more passionate about it and hit my head with the hood. I totally passed out but these kinds of things happen because it’s an action movie.”
After a few successful tours on the OTT platforms, the actor admits that this is what has given him his career. Speaking about the impact of the digital platform on him, he said, “OTT has kind of given me a career. Because my first movie was an indie movie called Ashok Vatika, it’s about a love story between a widow and a filmmaker. It was released on MX player after doing tours. Festival. Then I had Delhi Crimes, one of the biggest shows from India on Netflix and then Thar. OTT basically opens up opportunities for you and gives you different types of work where you can experience as an actor. And I love these kinds of rich topics as there’s room to explore.”
When asked about his preferences and what kind of roles he wants to take on, he admitted that he’s not in a position to choose because he’s very new in the field. However, he aspires to work with many big names in the industry including Aamir Khan, Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Bhardwaj to name a few. Talking about the same, he lists the artists he would like to work with, “Manoj Bajpai, Jitendra Joshi. He is also in Thar and he is a brilliant actor. I wish I could work with him more. Then there is KK Menon and Jaideep Ahlawat, one of my favorites now, Vijay Varma and Gulshan Devaiah, Rajkummar Rao, Aamir Khan, and there are a lot of them. Among the directors, there are Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap. I keep testing for their projects and I recently auditioned for Vishal to protect my lord. Let’s see, there is a long list.”
Bishnoi also added that it resonates more with the late actor Irrfan Khan as everyone aspires to have that kind of career, “Everyone admires Irrfan Khan. He had a kind of career that everyone aspired to, and new actors are coming from abroad. To me, he is a source Inspiration and that’s the kind of career any actor dreams of. It’s sad that he doesn’t exist anymore.”
Sanjay Bishnoi also paid tribute to veteran actor Anil Kapoor with whom he shared screen space in Thar. “He’s a legend. It’s a dream come true to be a part of whatever project he’s in. He’s a living legend. He’s a star and he’s also a great actor. The day I heard he’s leading a movie and had the chance to be a part of it, that was enough for me.”
The actor is also preparing for the release of his first theatrical film, which has not yet been named.
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