Actress Zoya Hussain who is making her big Bollywood debut with her upcoming film ‘Mukkabaaz’ interacted with media on Tuesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Zoya said that essence of ‘Mukkabaaz’ is a love story.
From the trailer of Mukkabaaz, it shows struggle of a boxer to achieve his dreams through all odds but lead actress of the film Zoya feels that essence of the film is love story, she said, “This film actually revolves around a love story of two lead characters and the backdrop of this film is boxing but in the essence of the film is love story and the problems which arise in the film apart from Vineet’s character’s’ struggle to become a boxer is all because love story and I feel doing love story is fun and easy”
Zoya plays mute character in ‘Mukkabaaz’ so when asked what preparation she did to prepare for her character, Zoya said, “It was difficult but we wanted it to look natural, real and relatable because the character which I am playing should look like a real person and it shouldn’t look caricaturish at all because earlier we have seen characters in films which are deaf but in this film, my character is mute and she can hear sounds but she has frustration of communication that why people don’t understand what she has to express when she is able to understand what other people are saying.
I wanted to play my character flawlessly so I did my training with my teacher Sangeeta Gala for months and that’s how I learned nuances to play a mute character”
When asked her Zoya whether her theatre background helped her to play her character in the film, Zoya said, “I feel theatre training is important is everybody but to act in theatre and a film is really different and I had to express myself in this film only through my body language so my theatre training really helped because we do lot of non-verbal training in theatre”
Talking about her working experience with the cast and crew of ‘Mukkabaz’, Zoya said, “This is my first typical Bollywood film but actually it’s my fourth film before this, I have worked in English and Hindi films.
I had really nice experience working in this film. Anurag (Kashyap) sir, Vineet (Vineet Kumar Singh), Rajeev (Ravi) sir and Shanker (Raman) sir are really down earth and caring not just for actors but for the entire crew”
Mukkabaaz is set in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly and inspired by a true story. Vineet Singh plays boxer Shravan Singh who has to take on a ruthless local boxing association member who is hell-bent on destroying his career. It’s the protagonist’s battle for victory over the forces of prejudice and corruption.
Mukkabbaz is directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Phantom Films and Anand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions
It stars Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan and Jimmy Shergill in lead roles.
‘Mukkabaaz’ is releasing on 12th January 2018.