Vinay Pathak is mostly known for his comedic roles. His happy-go-lucky characters in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry series, Chalo Dilli and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and others have always been captivating. However, Vinay has decided to shift gears and play a totally different role. He will be seen acting as a freedom fighter in ‘Gour Hari Dastaan,’ directed by Ananth Mahadevan.
It may be hard to believe that Vinay has bagged such a role, but Ananth feels this is a very significant film for the actor.
When choosing Vinay for the film, Ananth says, “Vinay always stays true to the subject. He is vulnerable and has great sense of humor. He is very intelligent and has strong persona. I wonder why he is not given enough roles. He is trying and performing best…Vinay is sorted as comic actor but I think there’s more to him which is unexplored. My film probably will give him that chance.”
Adding to this comment, he says, “When you will watch ‘Gour Hari Dastaan’, you will realize that Vinay has merged with the character. He totally looks the replica of Gour Hari Das. Vinay has worked really hard for it and I believe it’s his role of lifetime.”
This film is scheduled to release on Aug 14 and will also feature Konkona Sen Sharma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Ranvir Shorey, Asrani, Rajit Kapur, Vipin Sharma, Saurabh Shukla, Vikram Gokhale, Mohan Kapur, Bharat Dabholkar and Siddharth Jadhav among others.