As he completes 20 years in showbiz, Tusshar is ready to give his career a new spin. Venturing into a zone that he hasn’t before, this year, we will see him in whodunnit titled Maarrich, in which he plays a badass cop. Talking about the film, the actor says, “It’s a grey whodunit, and it gets its title from a character in Hindu mythology, who had tricked Sita into believing something that wasn’t for real. It’s not the kind of film that anyone would easily associate with me. It’s unlike anything I have done before. The narration for this film was so gripping that I was drawn to producing and acting in it. I’m glad it is difficult for people to imagine me as a badass.” Tusshar, who is backing a film for the second time, shares, “My character is someone who can arm-twist, act aggressive and has a dark side. He’s a successful senior officer in a certain age bracket. So, we gave him a mild French beard and some weight. I also had to undergo classes for voice modulation to make the character sound a certain way.” The film also features Naseeruddin Shah and a bunch of newcomers in key roles.
Tusshar plays a badass police officer who will go to any length to get his job done. “My character is someone who can arm-twist, act aggressive and has a dark side to himself. He’s a successful senior officer in a certain age bracket. So, we gave it a mild French beard and some weight on the body that is a result of ageing. The look is modelled on the kind of senior officers we see around us,” says the actor enthusiastically.
He recalls the difficulty he faced shortly before the shoot. He sustained injuries while working out and also had low Vitamin D. “I was feeling so weak that we had to start the shoot two weeks late. Even when we started filming, I was unwell. But gradually, I could put everything behind me. Pain and discomfort can sometimes add so much to your performance; it can give you that edge. I remember, our director Dhruv had told me that angry and me don’t sit well together. It will be difficult for people to imagine me as an angry cop. But I now feel that aag hum sab mein hoti hai. We all have that other side and sometimes, you need to bring it out to get the job done.”
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