The secret of Game is not going to be out. Well as of yet at the least since it is for the first time in his decade old career that Abhishek Bachchan is acting in a suspense drama cum whodunit thriller.
“The makers of Game are tight lipped about what Abhishek’s character is all about as it is a USP of the film”, says a crew member on condition of anonymity, “What is being revealed so far is that in the film Abhishek is playing an international mafia don whose cover up profession is that of a casino owner. However, there is much more than what is meeting the eye, something which is integral to Game.”
No wonder, the promos so far are hiding more than revealing which is setting in the intrigue factor, something which is pleasing director Abhinay Deo no end.
“This is the very reason why Abhishek was the chosen one”, continues the crew member, “Since he played a hardcore villain in Raavan, audience is now prepared to see him as any character, whether white, black or grey. There are others in his age group too but they have such set image that people don’t even want to believe that they could ever go wrong. They keep thinking that yeh character baad mein white ho jaayega due to which the entire suspense element is lost.”
Director Abhinay Deo too realised this after doing a thorough researching and finally zeroed in on Abhishek. Another factor going in his favour was the entire set up and characterisation in Game that was designed to be ultra cool.
“The character of Neil Menon (Abhishek) is such that he doesn’t speak too much but has an incredible sense of humour”, says Abhinay, “There is also immense likeability about this guy even though he is mysterious. He carries himself with panache and when you look into his eyes, you know that he means business.”
He continues, “For Game, I wanted a star-actor who would have all these qualities. He turned out to be the perfect fit since he is extremely suave, carries himself well, delivers his lines with a style of his own, is sombre and still very likeable. Moreover, his persona has a mystery element to it and I was surprised to know that despite being in the industry for a decade, he had never done a suspense thriller.”
Well Abhinay, we would know how deep the mystery is pretty soon once the film hits the screens!