“It was deeply embarrassing to utter those words. And look at my co-character in a certain way” says Vijay Varma about playing Sasya from SHE
Mumbai: While Vijay Varma is somebody who has time and again nailed the Grey characters, he often gets widely embarrassed for the traits of the roles he plays. Today he is popular all over the country to play dark and shady roles which land him love and appreciation yet being a maestro of Grey characters, might not be so exciting for him at times. Last, we have seen Vijay Verma play negative roles in films like ‘Darlings’ where he played the role of Hamza.
Now while talking about if he ever gets worried that the audience does not like him for playing a nasty character, he says “ I can tell that people can differentiate between the actor and the character. Thankfully we are no longer in the 80’s So I won’t be Ranjeet for the rest of my life. I have no reason to believe that people will not hate me outside of my work..but you know I get to play these juicy parts and I am not complaining”.
During a recent roundtable conversation , Vijay mentioned about his character in Darling’s “ I try to hold onto something in these characters that I resonate with, like with Hamza I found out that he’s an alcoholic, he’s an abusive person, not nice to anybody, everybody dislikes him etc. But he is very loyal to his wife, he just comes back to his wife , he wants to eat the food that she cooks etc … So these are some traits you like in the character because in the script it’s written. But you try to find traits that resonate with you and work with them.
Talking about his character in SHE, he says “In SHE , I played a character called Sasya who is very diabolical and has an extremely obscene personality. It took me a long time to break the inhibitions. Its just so embarrassing to be this person in front of 50 people every day. It was deeply embarrassing to utter those words. And look at my co-character in a certain way. And I had to do all of it, because I felt like that’s the character, that’s how it will come alive and that’s how it will translate”.
Currently, Vijay Varma is making a lot of buzz for his upcoming ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ in which he will be seen sharing the screen space with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat. Apart from that, Vijay has an exciting slate of projects ahead including ‘Dahaad’ with Sonakshi Sinha, Sumit Saxena’s untitled next, and ‘Mirzapur 3’.