Posted on April 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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Darshan Kumar learns Urdu for Sarbjit!

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The talented actor Darshan Kumar who has showcased his exceptional acting skills in his previous movies will be seen in a very distinctive and important role in Omung Kumar’s upcoming biopic Sarbjit. The actor will be portraying the role of, Awais Sheikh a Pakistani lawyer who left no stone unturned to get justice for Sarbjit. Darshan who is doing his second biopic with National Award winner, Kumar is known to go beyond his limits to get into the character.
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A source close to the fine actor revealed that since Darshan is playing a Pakistani lawyer, most of his dialogues required him to speak in pure Urdu. The hardworking actor who hails from a Jat family had never spoken Urdu, but for the perfection of the role, the actor learned the basic Urdu words and accent too. It is also known that to get an in-depth knowledge of his character, Darshan had frequently been in touch with the real Awais, who is currently in Sweden. To know the lawyers body language and speech Darshan used to watch his videos unlimited times and also stunned Awais when he saw Darshan’s look in the movie for the first time. That’s not all, when Awais had met Darshan, he offered to help him learn Urdu, but much to his surprise, Darshan already had mastered the accent and was also the first person to pronounce the lawyer’s name precisely.
Talking more about it, Darshan said,
“I have been to Pakistan couple of times for my theater shows, while staying in Lahore i had interacted with locals quite often so i had few images in my mind on how their body language and accent is. During that time i discovered that a lot of them speak Urdu with a touch of Punjabi language and my friends who were based there helped me to catch the language. That’s how i gained my initial knowledge and then it was all about mugging the dialogues and doing continuous rehearsals.”
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