It’s been 20-years since Tusshar Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Kareena Kapoor Khan in ‘Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai’ (2001), a 2001 film with 1990’s soul. Directed by Satish Kaushik, the film was an out and out Bollywood romantic drama with hardly anything remarkable or out of the box.
Now, during a recent interview, Tusshar opened up about his initial days in the industry and revealed the unusual and crazy advice he received as a newcomer. The Golmaal 3 actor revealed that he was advised to get involved in a fight at parties and even act like Shah Rukh Khan.
In the interview, Tusshar also mentioned that While he found it funny and scary at the same time.
A Hindustan Times report quoted the star talking about the same and said, "At the beginning of my career, I was this quiet type. People would give me crazy advice - jhagda karlo parties mein (get into a fight at parties), xyz type ke scene mein Shah Rukh Khan ke jaise emote karo (emote like Shah Rukh Khan in the xyz scene) and so on. It was really funny. It was also scary because I came from a film family and was told all this. It was hard to imagine what people who came from non-film families went through."
"Times have changed but in those days, there were these people doling out free gyaan (advice) from all corners; you’d easily find them twiddling thumbs at production offices and sets. You’d almost start second-guessing everything you did. Gradually, I figured that if a film is good and one has been sincere, nothing can mess with your mind," he added.
In another interview, Tusshar shared that he never thought he would be an actor, and after finishing his education in the US, he returned to India to find his calling. He started as an assistant director to David Dhawan.