'My character in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz knows no black or white'
.. says actor Jatin Goswami about his character Bannke in the movie which also features Nawazuddin Siddqui
Actor Jatin Goswami, who is excited about his upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, says his character Baanke in the movie is "morally bankrupt."
"The characters we (Nawazuddin Siddqui and I) portray in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz come from the periphery of society where there is no black or white," says Jatin, and adds, "It was difficult to get into the space where there is no right, no wrong. To explore that space was very exciting and a very freeing experience."
The actor says his character is a contract killer. "He is new in this business. He is very ambitious and focused. In the beginning he is not so good at his work, but he wants to make his own place in that business, and for that, he looks up to Nawazuddin's character, who is more experienced and a very simple and friendly human being."
Jatin, who is playing a parallel lead with actor Nawazuddin, says that their characters have a great relationship. "He (Baanke) wins the trust of people very quickly, that is the reason he shares a great bond with Nawaz sir's character in the film."
The actor doesn't think there will be any comparisons between the two of them in the film, because "we have great chemistry between our characters. The best part of the script is that our connection in the film is more like teacher-disciple relationship. In real life also I am in awe of him. So, that feeling has come out on screen."
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), earlier headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, had demanded 48 cuts in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which has intimate scenes, to get an A certificate. But it has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight "minor and voluntary cuts."
Asked whether the controversy has helped the film gain publicity, Jatin says, "Definitely, our film has benefited from the whole CBFC brawl, but I want to make it clear that our film is not only about the steamy scenes.These scenes are just a part of this film and audience will realise it when they will watch the film."
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which also stars Bidita Bag in the lead, is directed by Kushan Nandy and is scheduled to release on August 25.