Vicky Donor is not a comedy: Annu Kapoor
The trailer of "Vicky Donor" might have the audience in splits but actor Annu Kapoor, who is essaying the role of a doctor running a fertility centre, says the film is not a comedy. The film directed by Shoojit Sircar and introducing Ayushman Khurana, is the story of a fertility expert's search for a healthy sperm donor.
"We have tried to make the film interesting, but we did not try to create any comedy. Everything that me or the hero does in the film is within the characterisation and the storyline. We did not try to be deliberately funny. No dialogue was included to make people laugh," Kapoor said.
The one-liners in the trailer are funny but Kapoor assures that the comedy is situational and not slapstick. "People will find the situations funny but it is not funny for the characters. That is the beauty of the script and the screenplay," Kapoor added.
He is playing Dr Baldev Chadha, a loud-mouth abusive Punjabi who is desperate to find a good sperm donor for his fertility clinic in Delhi's Daryaganj. "I am playing a very important role, it is the backbone of the film. It is Dr Chadha who is looking for a donor. The hero is the discovery of the doctor," Kapoor said.
And the veteran actor and TV personality says that he has played the role of a Punjabi to the T, aping their mannerism in every way. "There is a dialogue in the film where the heroine's father says, 'I hate Punjabis, they are total show-offs'. Punjabis are slightly flamboyant and I had to ape that in every gesture and accent to play a full-fledged Punjabi role. I put on five kgs to look more convincing," he said.