Actor Vikas Kumar is the center and soul of Netflix India’s Kaala Paani. In an interview with Hindustan Instances, he shared he was assured in regards to the reception the net sequence continues to obtain even after greater than a month of its launch. The present ended with a cliffhanger and not too long ago introduced its second season.
Kaala Paani success and season 2
Vikas predicts his screentime in season 2 of Kaala Paani, “Solely Netflix can reply this. My character ought to be there. Truthfully, I don’t know.” Set in opposition to the background of an outbreak in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the present is predicated round an age-old sickness which returns unexpectedly and forces a lockdown scenario, which revives the horrors of the Covid pandemic. Vikas performs Santosh Savla, a separated father who suffers from the lack of her spouse and does every little thing to reunite along with his separated children.
Vikas stated, “All of us knew that we have been engaged on one thing very particular. It’s been written very nicely. Makers have made superb content material and relatable. I at all times wished to be part of it. You’ll be able to see their honesty at work. Their casting course of has been very trustworthy. In all of our lead roles, there may have been many massive names. However they have been true to who was match for the function and I feel one of the best particular person was given the half after the audition. Hats off to Netflix for backing the undertaking.”
Vikas Kumar on Ashutosh Gowariker’s reward
The actor reveals he has been choosy about scripts. “I don’t take up tasks if I don’t prefer it. In Kaala Paani, Ashutosh Gowariker was there. If he’s there then there have to be some advantage within the undertaking.” Recalling recollections with the Lagaan director with whom he didn’t share a scene, Vikas stated, “I hoped to fulfill him throughout the capturing however we had no scene collectively. We met throughout the studying session and promotions. He referred to as me after watching Kaala Pani. He stated ‘Hello Vikas, that is Ashutosh Gowariker. I simply completed watching it final night time and I needed to speak to you’. He was very apologetic that he didn’t know a lot about what I had carried out earlier than. He stated ‘That is your introduction to me and what an introduction’. We congratulated one another. He stated that we’ll be happy with this present for a very long time.”
Vikas has had a number of extra incidents, even from unfamiliar quarters. He described one of the best one, “I’ve had this type of reception for Aarya 3, however this time, my character had moved them. The opposite day, I used to be at a restaurant and a man walked to me. He requested if I used to be the ‘Kaala Pani man’ and hugged me. What extra do you ask for?”
Inspiration behind Santosh Savla in Kaala Pani
So was there any inspiration behind portraying Santosh Savla? The actor shared with a heavy coronary heart, “Even my unit doesn’t know this… Santosh Savla is impressed by my distant cousin. He’s my favorite member of the family who isn’t with us anymore. I misplaced him throughout the second wave of covid. We referred to as him Pappu bhaiya. He dressed and behaved rather a lot like Santosh; quite simple and everybody beloved him. I’ve primarily based Santosh on Pappu Bhaiya and the irony is that movie is predicated on an outbreak. After a yr of his passing, I linked with my sister-in-law and informed her that I used to be capturing for Kaala Paani and I devoted my function to him. Someplace, I want to consider that he has regarded as much as me from above.”
Vikas Kumar on his daughter’s response
Vikas just isn’t solely a doting father on the reel, but additionally a loving one in actual life. He shared the response of his 12-year-old daughter, who’s his greatest critic. He stated, “My daughter was attempting to make the scenario lighter after we have been watching it. In a scene the place I began searching for my daughter, she went silent. I solely noticed tears dropping from her eyes. She didn’t say a lot however she got here to me and stated, ‘I’m happy with you Dad.’”
Apart from Kaal Paani, Vikas has a number of acclaimed tasks below his credit score. From acing the function of Inspector Rajat in CID to starring in Hamid and Parmanu, the actor summed up his journey, “I’m picky about what I do. If you happen to have a look at it, you will note it has been a gradual progress as an actor, however a gradual one. It’s additionally as a result of possibly that is the way in which I’m. I do not know the right way to do PR.”
When Vikas Kumar was stereotyped
So, was there a dearth of excellent tasks for Vikas? He agreed, “Earlier, I’ve carried out cop roles. They put you in a bracket. I don’t have any trouble enjoying a military man or a cop so long as it’s very integral to the story. I did get non-cop roles as nicely however I feel what has occurred was for one of the best.”
“Within the meantime, I keep busy. I’m additionally a dialogue coach. My earnings comes from there. We work on massive tasks like working with Katrina Kaif for Tiger 3, Babil Khan for The Railway Males and John Abraham for Pathaan. This work helps me decide the correct of undertaking. I do not wish to do a undertaking for cash or the title of the manufacturing. Had I been solely an actor, it could have been totally different,” Vikas signed off.