Explains Gupta, “Gyanchod has gyan about everything and everyone. He’s one of John Abraham’s gang’s sharpest shooters with the sharpest tongue.”
Alas, Siddhant’s Big Scene in Shootout At Wadala may get snuffed out almost entirely by the censorboard. It’s a lengthy 10-minute sequence where the debutant has to hold forth on the virtues of the Hindi expletive bahenc**d.
Believe it or not, Siddhant’s monologue on the lurid cussword is actually inspired by a speech by Acharya Rajneesh.
Says Gupta, “Go to Youtube and check out the lengthy speech that Osho has given on the virtues of the word ‘f…k’. Likewise, Siddhant waxes eloquently on the ways that the Hindi cussword ‘bahenc**d’ is used by people. It can be put into any kind of relevance and any language -Punjabi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Bengali – and acquire a completely new relevance. Siddhant will be seen putting forward the many flavours and significances of that oft-abused cussword.”
Would the young debutant just starting out on his career be comfortable rattling off the taboo expletive at least 27 times in 10 minutes? Gupta seems think so. “The boy is a fabulous actor. He can do anything.”
We asked Siddhant Kapoor what he thought of doing a monologue where he has to put forward the virtues of the Hindi profanity with the same seriousness, gravity and profundity as Osho, but with plenty of pokerfaced humour.
Said the Kapoor boy, “I don’t think I’d be uncomfortable doing it, as long as it’s done in a humorous way. The characters in this film and their real-life counterparts used a lot of MCs and BCs. It will sound real and funny.”
Chip off the old block, we must say. But would the censor board allow the boy’s Big Scene to remain?
Sanjay Gupta has his fingers crossed. “I hope and pray they do. Because if they cut they wouldn’t know where to start. Siddhant uses the word so many times they’ll lose count. They would have to cut the entire sequence.”