For actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, paper is a dream come true. Kaushik, who made his directorial comeback after six years with the ZEE5 film, bought the rights to the story of Lal Bihari in 2003. Its script changed over the years. Sometimes it looked like a documentary. I went to many actors with the film. So it was like a struggle for me. Just like Lal Bihari’s struggle lasted 18 years, so too did my 18 years in film making, ”he said during the virtual trailer launch of the film.
The paper with the lead role of Pankaj Tripathi, Lal Bihari revolves around the deceased, who struggled for his life for 19 years after he was declared dead for his keen interest in taking away his property.
When indianexpress.com asked Satish Kaushik about the specifics that Pankaj Tripathi brought to his character, the director said, “When you have an actor like Pankaj Tripathi, then, inadvertently, his experience of his characters Is reflected in. Pankaj gave me suggestions during scenes. He also improved his body language. “
Kaushik, who also plays an important role in the paper, said, “When I was doing scenes with him in the film, I tried to be as good as him. I think Kagaz would be one of Pankaj’s best films. “
Pankaj Tripathi also showed his look in the film. “This is a story of 18 years. For many years it was a challenge to try and explain loudly. Look progress was difficult.
Tripathi said, “It was a great experience working with Satish Kaushik and on paper. Shooting it was like a trance. I think this is the first time an NSD pass-out director and an NSD pass-out actor are working together. “
The paper trailer states that it uses humor to tell a tragic story. When we asked Satish Kaushik about the same, the director replied, “I believe that if sad stories are told with humor, then the tragedy gets better, otherwise it will be overshadowed by the audience . We and Pankaj both have different styles of comedy. So our combination worked here. “
Kagaz is produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik and Vikas Malu. It also stars Monal Gajjar, Mita Vasistha and Amar Upadhyay. The film will start streaming on ZEE5 from 7 January.