Actor Jimit Trivedi, who stars with Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out, says both the stars approach acting differently. Jimit said that he was surprised that Kapoor talked about him in his tweets. "He had asked my full name and took the pain to Google me, take my picture and put it on Twitter. It was just the first day of the shoot and our first meeting so I was all the more happy."
The actor said that he got along well with the 65-year-old Bollywood veteran while shooting for the film.
In between the shots, the two used to often chat about films and theatre. "It was like sitting in a class and chatting up with your friend. Bachchan sir is very disciplined. He speaks less but when he does we all enjoy. I asked about his experience on 'Great Gatsby', 'Thugs of Hindostan'.
"Rishi sir is spontaneous, he gives one take and gives another take differently. Bachchan sir is methodical actor, he rehearses, picks up the props. It is the same process like theatre."
The "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" actor knows that the focus will be more on Kapoor and Bachchan, 75, and he says for him the bigger joy is in sharing the screen space with them.
"People will notice even if you do a small role. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the biggest example, he was not a regular junior artiste back then, today he is a big star. I am not an insecure actor. People should like my work, if they don't, I will rectify."
In the film, Jimit plays the role of Dhiru. Jimit says the writer of the film, Saumya Joshi, had approached him in 2011 to be part of his play "102 Not Out" but he couldn't do it as he was to do another play with Paresh Rawal. But as destiny would have it, the film "102 Not Out" came to Jimit.
The film, directed by Umesh Shukla, will release on May 4.
(With PTI Inputs)