‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ will see Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon playing characters they have never played before. Ayushmann plays the role of Chirag Dubey, owner of a printing press while Kriti Sanon plays the character of Bitti, an outspoken, bindaas girl. So, in a recent media interaction with Ayushmann and Kriti, they were asked about the most endearing and challenging part of their characters.
Ayushmann started off by saying, “The most endearing part of this character is the way he has a good relationship with his mother, their undertones of love and the challenging part is that Chirag is not a likeable character to begin with. He is vulnerable at the same time. How to trim that thin line of being vulnerable and slightly not being likeable. And at the same time having an author-backed character opposite you like Pritam Vidrohi’s. He is more likeable, more funny. While, I’m not likeable at all. So, my character is vulnerable, un-likeable, yet at the same time, how he takes the story forward with his character was the most challenging part.” (Also Read: PICS: Ayushmann and Kriti gatecrash a wedding to promote ‘BKB’)
Kriti too spoke about the challenges of playing the role of Bitti. She said, “I think the most endearing part of Bitti, is the relationship she shares with her father. It is a very unique relationship. I don’t think it has been seen in films much, specially when the girl comes from a small town like Bareilly. My father’s character, which is played by Pankaj Tripathy, understands her and trusts her completely, yet he is protective about her. He is the kind of father who knows that she is not going to do anything wrong, but at the same time at night, he will be at the door waiting for her to come back. And the most challenging part is you know, when you get a character which is so moophat, so outspoken, and she is occasionally smoking and drinking too, does break-dance too. It’s very important to make people also feel for a character and not just have this bubbly character going on. They need to feel what she goes through, what she actually wants in life.”
‘Bareilly ki Barfi’ also stars Rajkummar Rao in a lead role. He plays the role of Pritam Vidrohi, a man who works in a printing press owned by Chirag Dubey and also in a saree shop. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is all set for release on August 18, 2017.