Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Kapil Sharma‘s latest release Zwigato has remained the talk of the town for a long time. While Kapil has been showered with praises for his performance in the movie as a gig worker, the movie has been special for all Odias as it is helmed by Odia girl Nandita Das and the movie has been shot in the State’s Capital city, Bhubaneswar.

While actress Shahana Goswami has portrayed the role of Kapil’s wife in the movie, a young lad from Cuttack is seen as their son. 

Sharing his experience of working in the movie and with Kapil Sharma for the first time, Cuttack lad Prajwal Sahu in an exclusive interview with OTV said, “When for the first time I saw Kapil Sharma live, I was trembling with fear and thinking how I will go near him. Then, I went near him and clicked a selfie after which I was convinced that this was really happening.”

Revealing about Kapil, he said, “He (Kapil) is very humble by nature and he never denies any of his fans selfies and even has small conversations with them. He considered me as his student and I looked at him as a teacher as he is ‘The Kapil Sharma’, ‘The Comedy King’. It was an amazing experience to work with him.”

Prajwal Sahu in Zwigato with Kapil SharmaPrajwal Sahu in Zwigato with Kapil Sharma

Disclosing his acting journey, Prajwal said, “Acting is like a hobby for me. In my leisure time, I think of any story plot and a character and enact it in front of the mirror.”

Further, talking about Zwigato, Prajwal said, “The entire schedule of shooting was around 2 months and was shot mostly in Bhubaneswar. It was a mixed atmosphere on the sets. We had fun but had to follow some rules while working. Once we started shooting, everyone became serious. If anyone committed any mistake, we had to reshoot it. If there were multiple retakes for any scene, the scene had to be cancelled. Though I made mistakes in dialogue delivery, I corrected those in a few retakes.”

“At first, my friends didn’t believe that I am working in the movie as my face was not clearly shown in the first trailer. Later, they believed and congratulated me. They even requested me for an autograph and a selfie with Kapil Sharma.”

Further, talking about his future plans, he said, “If I get interested to work in more movies, I will definitely contact them. However, I will decide later about that. If I get a good scope in studies, I will go with it or if I see a good future in acting, I will opt for that.”

Prajwal was felicitated by OFFA (Odisha Film Festival and Awards) during an event.

Nandita, hailing from Bhubaneswar, has added a unique local flavour to the movie. Moreover, several secondary artists in the movie are locals and it has been shot and set extensively in Bhubaneswar.