Anuj Sawhney trains in martial art for ‘Departed’ remake

June 4th, 2008 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS  


Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anuj Sawhney, better known for his portrayals of a ‘lover trapped in weird circumstances’ in comedies like “Nayee Padosan” and “Funtoosh”, is now going for a remarkable transition for his role in the Hindi remake of “Departed”. “I play the character played by Matt Damon in the original film,” said the actor who got much appreciation from the critics for his performance in Kalpana Lajmi’s “Chingaari”.

Anuj has gone through rigorous martial arts training for a yet-to-be-titled movie under Om Prakash Thapa, who is president of Shaolin Wushu Kung-Fu organisation in India.

“The training was for one and a half months from January to mid-February where I got even injured. I suffered a hairline fracture on my shoulder, as a result the shoot got delayed,” said Anuj.

He is very excited about the movie.”This movie is very close to my heart and I consider it to be my best film so far.”

Apart from this, Anuj has various projects lined up and his next release is “Ye Fasaa”.

Commenting upon his role in “Ye Fasaa”, Anuj said: “Other than my new look, people will see a new me in the film.

“It is an out and out comedy of errors where I play a bohemian character. Circumstances lead to the entry of Tara Sharma in my life. I marry her later. However, my liberal nature forces me to keep lying to her. This leads to varied conflicts, said Anuj.

Aryeman Ramsay plays his best friend in “Ye Fasaa”, which has been directed by Tarun Kumar and produced by Balabhai Patel of “Aashiq Banaya Aapne” fame.

He is also in Abbas Mustan’s “Fraud”.

“My role in ‘Fraud’ is that of a comic sidekick to the lead character. The film is 70 percent complete and also stars Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Bipasha Basu.”

Anuj has also grabbed a three-film contract with Zee films, the details of which the actor refused to divulge. “I will announce it at the right time.”

He will also be seen in “3 Nights 4 Days” with Hrishitaa Bhatt.

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