Actor Kunal Kapoor will play a role of “Kalaripayattu warrior” in upcoming film Veeram. The film is directed by Jayaraj.
The shooting of the film has been set in 13th century Kerala and talks about William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Kunal Kapoor said, "I trained hard for the role of Chandu. I trained in Kalaripayattu for six months, gained muscles, worked on Malayalam. It was an emotionally exhausting experience because when you play a character like Macbeth you explore the darker side of your own-self."
Actor Kunal will be seen in Jayaraj-directed magnum opus, Tigmanshu Dhulia's Raagdesh and Gauri Shinde's Dear Zindagi.
"I am very happy with the way this year has turned out. I got an opportunity to work with three brilliant directors – Jayaraj sir, Gauri Shinde and Tigmanshu Dhulia. I had a chance to work on characters which are different from each other, one is a warrior, one is an army guy from 1940s and other is an urban producer. I have really grown in the last few years."
Actor added,"I would like to direct at some point may be not right now. At the moment, I am just focusing on acting. But, I definitely think short films are doing really well. There is a lot of distribution of the content as well. So, I would like to experiment in the short film genre."