Was scared to work with Riteish Deshmukh in ‘Bangistan’: Pulkit Samrat

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Published: August 1, 2015 11:50:18 PM

Actor Pulkit Samrat said he initially had reservations working with 'Bangistan' co-star Riteish Deshmukh.

Actor Pulkit Samrat said he initially had reservations working with ‘Bangistan’ co-star Riteish Deshmukh.

The two actors, whose on-screen chemistry in the film’s promo is getting appreciated by audience, are sharing screen space for the first time in the Excel Entertainment’s upcoming film.

“Riteish is very funny. He has an amazing sense of humour. But I was scared to work with him. He is much senior to me so I thought to myself, ‘how he would be with me, how am I going to work with him’,” Pulkit told PTI.

The “Fukrey” star was pleasantly surprised when Riteish, 36, took efforts to break the ice between them and made him feel at ease.

“To my surprise, he said ‘hello’ to me first. He broke the ice, he made me the most comfortable. He used to give ideas that ‘let’s do something,’ started improvising and made workshops so much fun that we opened up by the end of it and that’s actually showing on the screen,” Pulkit said.

Directed by debutant Karan Anshuman, “Bangistan” is a satirical comedy, which follows the lives of two blundering terrorists, played by Pulkit, 31, and Riteish, on a mission to change the world.

“It is a story of two youths who come from two parts of Bangistan. Riteish’s character comes from North Bangistan. He is a Muslim. My character Praveen Chaturvedi comes from South Bangistan.

“We both believe in our respective faiths firmly and that is what is used as a weakness against us by the leaders of our respective fundamental groups,” the actor said.

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