Randeep Hooda Talks About Battle of Saragarhi and How the Film Changed Him

Randeep Hooda Talks About Battle of Saragarhi and How the Film Changed Him

Randeep Hooda will next be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s untitled romantic drama film, which is slated to release on 14th February 2020. Read more.
Randeep Hooda Talks About Battle of Saragarhi and How the Film Changed Him
Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda has spoken about how preparing for his role Havildar Ishar Singh for the film Battle of Saragarhi, which did not get made eventually, has changed him. In an interview with the Times of India, Randeep revealed how the process had brought about a change in his perspective on life as he had to learn about Sikhism and do some self-introspection for the role. The actor — who has just completed filming for Imtiaz Ali’s next romantic drama film — spoke about his recent social work. He said, “I feel, you have to go out in the world to feed the actor within you. And I feel that when I do something for a greater good, which is not personally or directly connected to me, I feel better about myself because I think it’s a sense of contribution.”

The actor revealed he had been inspired by the ‘sense of seva’ in the Sikh community, while working with them for Battle of Saragarghi. He said, “It makes you feel of some worth. There is a sense of peace within me. I have a more of a lightness in being.”

The actor will be seen in Salman Khan’s Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai, which will release on Eid 2020. He is also doing a film with Chris Hemsworth. Speaking about how the change in his personal perspectives has impacted his professional life, Randeep said he might do ‘lighter roles’ if his ‘energy’ attracts ‘those kind of films’. He said, “There have been times when I’ve pushed the boundaries in changing myself for a certain character in a film. I did a bit of that in Rang Rasiya, Risk, and I think Main Aur Charles was the first attempt to really alter yourself, then for Sarbjit I got caught up a lot in changing myself not just mentally but physically too. But for Saragarhi I really went overboard. And I think that has stayed with me because it was such a noble yet flawed character. But whatever good you can retain from it, it’s fine. But I can walk away from all of it now. I’m trying that, so let’s see.”

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