“You can never learn enough about acting,” asserts Randeep Hooda as he prepares to go back to school. Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Wood, as it happens to be.
For all practical purposes Randeep is going to Whistling Wood on two-week tenure as a lecturer.
“But more than teaching, I’m going to school for learning. Because I feel teachers like Subhash Ghai and my mentor Naseeruddin Shah will have a lot more to offer me than I’d have to offer to the students.”
Hence while teaching the students at Whistling Wood Randeep’s primary motivation is to imbibe from the acting maestros who would come to lecture in the school. “This would give me a chance to prepare for my role of the calendar-art painter Ravi Raja Varma in Ketan Mehta’s film. The character has no reference points and I need to build on it from thin air. I need guidance” says Randeep who has had huge fun working on the romantic comedy Love Game . “It features some of the most beautiful actresses I’ve worked with. I’ve always been surrounded by beauty.”
The actor will now disappear into Whistling Wood for two weeks. “It’s important for every creative artiste to refurbish himself. I don’t want to grow jaded.”