Mid-day – Gaurav Chopra talks about his role as Devdas and how he prepared himself for the play.
He said that he almost felt like he was starting from scratch as a performer as the process of acting in theatre is quite indulgent.
The story of “Devdas” has been adapted from the novel for the big screen time and again, and performed by icons like Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. Filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra also made films like Dev.D and Daasdev.
Asked if he got influenced by the film adaptations of the original story and character, Gaurav told IANS here: “It is very easy to get influenced by those iconic actors like Guru Dutt, Dilip Saab, Shah Rukh and when you grow up watching their acting, you tend to somewhere bring that in your performance.
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