By Subhash K. Jha, Bollywood Hungama News Network
To play the animal-like psychopath in Luck, Ravi Kishan had to forego the pleasure of co-hosting the second season of Bigg Boss with Shilpa Shetty. Says Kishan from Cape Town, "Shilpa and I were to co-host Bigg Boss. And after being inmates at Bigg Boss and Big Brother we'd have made a nice pair. But unfortunately this film where I play a psycho, required immense preparation. My character is like many animals rolled into one. Sometimes he's a hyena, sometimes he becomes a rabbit. I avidly watched the National Geographic Channel for weeks to understand and imbibe animal traits. This is the most complex role of my career, and thank God for my co-stars. All of us, Danny Saab, Mithunda, and of course Imran are one big boys' club. We work and party together. And women are not allowed. In fact, I've adopted Danny Saab as my Guru. There's no rivalry no one-upmanship. All of us have well-defined very rugged and sporty parts."
Cape Town has suddenly come alive to major male bonding, thanks to Soham Shah's rugged outdoor sporty thriller, Luck, being shot out there. The film is being described as a 'Fear Factor' in feature-film format where all the main characters are on a high-risk mission in the rugged outdoors.
Says Ravi, "We've to do any and everything from climbing mountains to plunging deep underwater to jumping off helicopters. Everyone had to get into special shape, me included. I've been working out doubly hard before coming to Cape Town." The Bhojpuri superstar sees Luck as his biggest break to date. "All of us have been given clearly defined parts. And there's no sense of one-upmanship among us. I've never worked in a more friendly atmosphere in my life. Even Imran who flew into South Africa after becoming an overnight superstar is a pleasure to work with . He's so down-to-earth and masoom. He told me he had seen me in 1971 and liked me. As for Shruti Haasan, she's the daughter of the living legend Kamal Haasan and already a rock star. But she has no attitude. She's one of us boys