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Gabru wale Badshah

'The film (Khandaani Shafakhana) is about relationships, it’s also about taboos'

By Shama Bhagat

  • Published 23.07.19, 3:53 PM
  • Updated 23.07.19, 3:53 PM
Badshah at the trailer launch of Khandaani Shafakhana on Monday.
Badshah at the trailer launch of Khandaani Shafakhana on Monday. Picture by Yogen Shah

After composing songs like DJ Wale Babu, rapper and singer Aditya Pratik Singh, better known as Badshah, will debut as an actor with Shilpi Dasgupta’s directorial unveiling Khandaani Shafakhana.

“The film is about relationships, it’s also about taboos. Khandaani Shafakhana is a sex clinic and Sonakshi plays a sexologist. She treats patients. She is forced to run the clinic as she has inherited it,” Badshah while offering a brief insight into the movie.

The singer says he could not relate to his character as it is “totally conflicting” to his real self. “I play Gabru, a loud singer who is in-the-face and bitchy. Whereas I speak very softly in real life. You will love him as well as hate him. He does not treat his fans well. He is suffering from a sexual disorder. He is a famous singer and he cannot come out in the open. And then he meets her. I could not relate to the character as it is totally opposite me,” he said. “I always wanted to act and now I have done this film. Now my fans will tell me whether I have done it (well) or not.”

Badshah revealed he got a lot of acting offers in the last three years. “I let go several film offers because of music. I like to reinvent myself. I was offered similar roles in Lust Stories and Good News. Finally, I decided to take up this film as Sonakshi and (actor) Varun Sharma (of Fukrey) are friends.”

Badshah said he would like to pen his biography and make a film on it. “I will definitely write it some day. I like doing new and interesting things. I never take my audience for granted.”

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