Mumbai: In his long career, Satish Kaushik has played it all, but never before has he played a rapist. In Nagesh Kukunooor's 'Laxmi', about human trafficking, he is cast as a slimeball who rapes and forces a 20-year-old girl into prostitution.
The victim is played by Monali Thakur who was one of the finalists on season two of 'Indian Idol'. She later gained popularity as a playback singer when she sang 'Zara zara touch me' for Katrina Kaif in Abbas-Mustan's 'Race'.
"It's a real gandaa (dirty) character. I accepted it without a second thought. As an actor I like to play everything from villain to comedian. And Nagesh Kukunoor has written a very sensitive and emotional film about human trafficking. It's about a young girl who is forced into prostitution. She fights back against her tormentors in court and gets them convicted," said Satish, who recently became the father of a daughter.
The film is based on a true story that rocked Andhra Pradesh some time ago. Apparently, while preparing for the part, Satish met the man who committed the heinous crime....more
02:54 PM, Oct 08, 2012