MUMBAI: Actor Vijay Varma, who became a household name after "Gully Boy", returns as a dreaded narcotics dealer as he is starring in the Netflix web series "She", scripted by Imtiaz Ali. The actor is extremely elated to have got a chance to have contributed his bit to the filmmaker's creation.
"I am glad that I have got an opportunity to be a part of Imtiaz Ali's creation, which is so beautiful and so full of rich, profound stories. This is a completely different shade of Imtiaz Ali is what I felt. He has a wide range of things to say and this one is his most unique story till date," Vijay said.,
In the Netflix original web series, a lady constable disguises herself as a prostitute, in order to help the police nab Sasya, the narcotics dealer.
The actor also revealed a bit about the kind of character he will be seen playing in the show, "I play a character called Sasya, although it's debatable what his real name is. He works in a very mysterious way, he is doing a business which is very secret. Therefore the personality is extremely secretive. The unreliability of this person is extremely attractive. He belongs to a certain region and speaks that dialect. The most charming part of this character is the surprises and shocks that he brings."
"There may be a deep sense of superiority that he experiences because he's an impact freak. Especially when it involves matters of sexuality, he thinks that's his forte. There are streaks of sadistic nature in him and there's also an excellent storyteller in him at an equivalent time," he further said.
Considering how dark the character he was asked to portray is, Vijay was quite disturbed initially with the idea of bringing it to screens via himself. He, however, was also interested because he is intrigued by the works of Manto and Ismat Chugtai.
The actor admitted, "It disturbed me when I heard the part. The story also felt disturbing. Therefore it compelled me to dig deeper and find something. I am a big fan of writers like Manto and Ismat Chughtai who dwell in these kinds of complex emotions. All these fascinating stories and storytellers have charmed me."
Also starring Aaditi Pohankar, "She" premiered on Netflix on March 20. The online series has been directed by Avinash Das and Arif Ali.