MUMBAI: For the next film that Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is all set to direct, the auteur director has selected a new work-method: No actor has been given a script.
Instead they’ve all been given a brief outline for their characters.
Ronit Roy plays a Bengali teetotaler, while Tejaswini Kolhapure plays his alcoholic wife. In fact, the two lead actors are unaware that they’re working with each other!
They’ve been asked to report for the first day of shooting on October 21.
When we asked Ronit about the novel shooting method he said, “I don’t think any member of the cast has been given a script. I’ve only been asked to report on the set on October 21. Beyond that Anurag refused to say anything. I think he wants a certain kind of spontaneity in the characters and the script. I’ve been told I’m playing a Bengali teetotaler. Beyond that I will get to know what I’ve to do only when I reach the sets.”
While Ronit refrained from any further comment we got to know that there are no positive characters in ‘Ugly’. Every character is “dark and unfinished”.
In the words of a friend of Kashyap, “This would be Anurag’s darkest film to date.”