Kunal Kapoor’s love affair with Shakespeare continues
After a total body transformation to play the anti hero Macbeth in the trilingual Veeram, Kunal is all set to visit the world of Shakespeare again, but albeit with a completely contrasting character. The new role has him playing a drama teacher, teaching Shakespeare, in debutant director Vandana Kataria’s ‘The Noblemen’.
Talking about the film the actor says “I have had the opportunity to play such varied characters in the last year. This again, is very different from anything I have done before. The character is rebellious, and his teaching methods unique and unconventional. I connected deeply with that rebellion. With the need to break stereotypical ideas about how things should be done.”
Ask him about what draws so many actors to Shakespeare, Kunal adds, “The range of Shakespeare’s characters is just enormous. Each character, whether it’s a man or woman, prince or pauper, hero or anti hero, is so complex, layered and yet deeply identifiable. And his stories are timeless. Audiences, actors and readers across generations can relate to them. In Fact the first play I was ever part of, was Hamlet.”
The unit recently wrapped the film after a month long schedule in Mussoorie, followed by a shoot in Mumbai. The film is produced by Saregama, Shivani Saran and well-known casting director Seher Latif.