Some characters are born just to create magic on screen, and such roles come to an actor once in a lifetime, and Girgit from Radhe is just that to actor Gautam Gulati. Ever since ‘Radhe’ has released, the audience can’t stop praising Gautam for doing such a good job while portraying a bad character.
Coincidentally all of Gautam’s favorite characters were negative or had negative shades. Because of this, when the dream role of Girgit came in his way, he knew what to make that character too bad but still real, such as the smile, something that can be so genuine but in the case of a negative role, it must give you chills down your spine and that is exactly what Girgit succeeds in doing.
While talking about his preparation for the role, Gautam shares, “I watched several shows on OTT platforms to just gauge and see on how to nail the negative character shades right from the look to the expressions and more. And then I added my own shades to Girgit along with Salman Sir’s conviction and that is how the character was brought to life. The Tattoo and Haircut was also conceptualized and decided by Salman sir, and I am glad we followed it to the T. The action scenes did require a lot of training, sometimes from morning to night and it has surely paid off.”
The transformation from Gautam to Girgit was physically and mentally draining, but when we see the results onscreen we know this journey was worth it!