Aurangzeb is not Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore: Prithviraj

PrithvirajSouthern actor Prithviraj, who plays a policeman in “Aurangzeb,” says the movie is different from commercial cop films like “Dabangg” and “Rowdy Rathore”.

“It’s really not that kind of a film in the first place, it’s not a ‘Dabangg’ or ‘Rowdy Rathore’. It’s a very real film and the story exists in a very real space. So, the effort on the character has also been to try and make him as real as possible,” the 30-year-old said here in an interview.

“My endeavour has been to try and make people believe that this is someone who exists in the world that they belong to. Nowhere in the film will you see a film or cinema cop that these commercial flicks are used to portraying,” he added.

Prithviraj said the main challenge for him was to convince the audience that his character is a true north Indian, Hindi speaking policeman.

“Playing a cop was not a challenge because this is my 15th or 16th cop film. The challenge for me personally was to convince whoever sees this film, that I am a north Indian policeman,” Prithviraj said.

He put in a lot of hardwork polishing his Hindi diction for the Yash Raj Films’ project.

“All the effort that I had to put in prior to the shoot was to get my Hindi diction right, and to speak Hindi like somebody who speaks Hindi on a daily basis. For that, I worked extensively with a wonderful diction coach (named) Vikas Kumar,” said the actor, whose last Hindi project was “Aiyyaa”.

Directed by Atul Sabharwal, “Aurangzeb” stars Arjun Kapoor in a double role besides actors like Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Swara Bhaskar and Sasha Agha.

It is slated to release May 17.



  • Prithiviraj is not a big star down south but is a descent actor. Good luck for his film and i hope the role give good appreciation .

  • @mohit : If audience had not loved then the so called crap movies wudn’t be Blockbusters. Think before writing u moron.

  • @mohit, for your kind info, dabangg and rowdy rathore are the most universally accepted movies. They have highest positive WOM. And audience loves them. So that was not crap.

  • Prithviraj is a motormouth….he keeps on blabbering about himself and how great he is and how much effort he puts in…..a guy who is all about I, Me and Myself.

  • we, the bhai fans, watch crap movies only 4 bhai. for rest of the actor, v r very critical & demand high quality.

  • first of all in a dialogue Rishi Kapoor said for ruling Aurangzeb the king was capture and put them in bar to rule himself but the truth is very differ he is the ruler who run his life by sale HATS for prayer.

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