Gone are the days when stories usually had only the hero taking center stage, as today, I believe, we are living in the era of villains and anti-heroes. Even biggies like John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi are reportedly taking up the antagonist’s part in upcoming films Pathan and Tiger 3 respectively. And recently, Vivek Madaan made an impeccable impression with his ‘1.5’ scenes worth of part in Neeraj Pandey’s Special OPS 1.5: The Himmat Story, featuring Kay Kay Menon.
Neeraj explored the backstory of his lead character Himmat Singh, portrayed by Menon, from Special OPS in this prequel and the audience has been going gaga over the series ever since it was released on November 12. But Vivek, who appeared as the antagonist Sankalp Chaudhary for a very brief role, also made his presence felt, and for him working alongside Menon was a great privilege.
Here’s what Vivek had to say about Kay Kay:
“To be even considered for such a prestigious show with a massive fan base, by a director of Neeraj Sir’s stature in such a pivotal role, even if it was for one scene with Kay Kay Saahab is a great privilege. It’s like standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Well, we cannot disagree with Vivek as Neeraj’s vision is indeed a pleasure to watch as an audience for me, so I could only imagine how bigger an honour it would be to work under his guidance for his actors. Special OPS 1.5 is creating a much bigger uproar than its predecessor, so I can’t wait for Neeraj to take this story forward and show us a lot more action, espionage, and the flavour of filmmaking that he is indeed known for.