South star Prithviraj has played a policeman innumerable times in his career (sixteen times, at last count), but for Aurangzeb, it was quite a challenge for him to play a cop.
The reason? His character is from North India and as a narrator as well, he had to speak in a particular dialect which was quite a task for Prithviraj to master.
Says Prithviraj, “When director Atul Sabharwal approached me, he’d told me that giving the voice-over would be a bigger challenge than playing a cop in the film because that’s a role I have played multiple times in my films down South. I accepted the challenge and hope I’ve lived up to his expectations. Unlearning Hindi was tough. I knew how to read, write and speak the language, but my accent was different from a North Indian. So I underwent a four month long workshop to perfect my accent and prepare for my role as the narrator”.
Our Bollywood blogger Rashmi Daryanani (who reviewed the film today) says, “Prithviraj is a good actor and his role great as well. But there are times when you can discern the tell-tale South Indian twang if you pay close attention. However, it’s really not much of an issue since he puts up a fine performance!”