Arshad Warsi is a virtuoso of the comedy genre. Now it appears that the actor is set to step things up a notch, as Arshad will be seen in his next film, Jeevan Bheema Yojana, playing a double part for the first time in his career.
The film is a humorous crime comedy directed by Abhishek Dogra, who also serves as the film’s producer for the first time. In the film, Arshad will play two very distinct yet similar-looking characters, Jeevan and Bheema. While one belongs to the world of white-collar professionals, the other is immersed in the world of crime, and the tale revolves around what happens when their paths meet. The film began production in Mumbai a few days ago and will be shot in several locations throughout the city.
Arshad confirmed all this as he revealed excitedly that he found the script insanely funny. “I was cracking up every now and then during the narration. And the cherry on the cake was the double role. The director has his vision and I am following that. I am playing two individuals who look the same but are completely different personalities. The script has a good balance of humour and drama,” he asserts
The actor goes on to talk about how he has prepped for these two different characters. “As for the prep, the mind is a very powerful tool. Like I was Ajay Kumar in Sehar and Circuit in Munnabhai— now imagine them in one film! It’s that simple. It has been about 10 days since we went on floors, and we’ve been having a lot of fun. Vijay Raaz, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Pooja Chopra, and Bijendra Kala are my co-stars and you can’t imagine the kind of fun we have off-camera. Improvisation to apne aap ho jaati hai,” he insists.