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Randeep Hooda Calls Actor’s Starvation A ‘Luxury’, But Director’s A ‘Curse’

While comparing his roles as actor and director, Randeep highlighted, "Being starved and underweighted as an actor is a luxury, while experiencing the same thing as a director is a curse. Because you lose patience, lack energy and you’re hungry.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Mar 26, 2024 10:03 IST
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Randeep Hooda Calls Actor's Starvation A 'Luxury', But Director's A 'Curse'

During a promotional interview for “Swatantrya Veer Savarkar”, Randeep Hooda delved into his physical transformation for the role in this movie and contemplated the obstacles he encountered while managing various roles in the filmmaking process. Additionally, he outlined the divergent experiences of deprivation as an actor versus in his capacity as a director.

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On March 22, the historical drama film “Swatantrya Veer Savarkar” was released, starring the renowned actor Randeep Hooda in the lead role portraying politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Notably, Hooda managed multiple roles in the film, serving as its director, co-writer, and co-producer, offering viewers a glimpse into Savarkar’s life.

Randeep Hooda talks about his journey as an actor vs director

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Randeep Hooda discussed his physical, emotional, and mental preparation for the role when asked about it. Describing it as a “rollercoaster ride,” the actor stated, “I thoroughly understand all the scripts I’ve acted in, sometimes even better than others, and I’m always vigilant and usually adhere closely to the screenplay. Of course, there are fundamental traits to every character that you embody, which you then expand upon. In this instance, I focused the least on myself while acting. My attention was consistently directed towards the cinematography, other characters, scene dynamics, and so on. There were occasions when I even forgot to take my shot.”

While he was Sharing his experience on set, Randeep revealed he felt “restless” and frequently engaged in conflicts with his hair and makeup team due to his eagerness to promptly get to the set. He stated, “In that sense, it was a frenzy-filled situation.”

While comparing his roles as actor and director, Randeep highlighted, “Being starved and underweighted as an actor is a luxury, while experiencing the same thing as a director is a curse. Because you lose patience, lack energy and you’re hungry. People are taking lunch and evening snack breaks, and you’re just sitting there hungry. When you’re starved, you have more energy. So, that was a significant issue that I believe everybody had to deal with due to my starving state on set.”

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First published on: Mar 26, 2024 10:03 AM IST

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