Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma is currently in limelight for his upcoming movie Firangi. Recently, the trailer of the movie released and since then Kapil has been receiving a lot of adulation for his role as a Punjabi Munda.
At the trailer launch of his film, Kapil opened up and made some heartening confessions about his fight with alcoholism and suicidal thoughts. He said, “I could not step on the stage to perform and would cancel the shoot. I suffered from anxiety and drank myself silly. I would stay locked up in the office with my pet dog. People stopped coming on the show and I went off the radar.”
Kapil also revealed how he had suicidal thoughts. He said, “One of my close friends asked me to shift to his seaside apartment. He thought a change of scene would be good for me. As I saw the wide expanse of sea from his balcony, He felt like jumping into it. I was depressed; it felt like the world was gunning for me.”
He also spoke about how he turned to being an alcoholic thinking it would help him. He said, “I used to travel a lot for my film. Almost 7-8 hours used to go in it. And the media used to tell so much about me that I’m an alcoholic and all. I never had a PR to control all the image bashing. Then, there is Twitter and all this pressure. Now, I am impulsive – that’s just the way I am. I can’t do anything about it. However I may be, one thing is certain that I am a complete pure-hearted soul. All this negative publicity had put me in depression.”
Talking about Kapil’s character in the movie, he plays the role of a young man namedMagga. He looks promising portraying a Punjabimunda with the perfect accent and emotions in the trailer.
From the trailer, we get to witness how circumstances in Magga’s life and him being a British servant hit his life hard and affects his equation with the villagers as well as his lover played by Ishita Dutta.
Directed by Rajiev Dhingra, Firangi also stars Monica Gill, Edward Sonnenblick, Kumud Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq, Aanjjan Srivastav, Jameel Khan and Vishal O Sharma in vital roles. The movie is set to hit the theatre screens on November 24.