Director Nitin Kakkar – best known for his National Award winning Filmistaan, as well as Notebook, Mitron, and more recently the Saif Ali Khan-starrer Jawaani Jaaneman – is ready with his new film, Ramsingh Charlie. Toplined by versatile and powerhouse performers Kumud Mishra and Divya Dutta, the film’s trailer is already winning hearts. And Kakkar, who’s known to have his finger on the emotional pulse of the audience, seems to have yet another winner at hand.
The filmmaker, who’s gearing for the direct-to-digital OTT release of his film also made an interesting revelation about his leading actor. Kakkar revealed that to play the titular character of Ramsingh Charlie – an out-of-job circus performer who dreams of starting his own circus – Mishra lost close to 30 kgs.
All praise for the actor, Kakkar took to his instagram handle and posted: “Kumud Mishra is a power house of a performer and extreme introvert, shy and honest as a person. He is so Talented that I always wanted to see him in a film leading it, just for the greed of watching him perform for 2 hours uninterrupted. When I Narrated him Ramsingh Charlie he asked me what role was I looking at him to play. I said the title role, he was surprised, I guess because at that time he was overweight for the role. He lost 30 kgs for Ramsingh Charlie and prepared for the role. It’s been an immense pleasure and learning to work with Kumud bhai. I am proud to have directed this film, and personally I feel it’s my best work till date.I can actually write a book about this journey but I shall stop😊Thank you @kumudkmishra for this wonderful and enriching journey.”
Check out the trailer of Ramsingh Charlie right here: https://youtu.be/k0X24MEvyMg
The endearing film revolves around Ramsingh Charlie, a circus-performer who resorts to pulling rickshaws when the owners close down the circus. But not ready to let his conditions overpower his passion to perform, Ramsingh dreams of starting his own circus. Divya Dutta plays Kumud Mishra’s wife, who believes in his dreams and supports him. Directed by Nitin Kakkar, Ramsingh Charlie releases on SonyLIV on August 28.