Aditya Singh, popularly known as Badshah of DJ Wale Babu, Abhi toh Party Shuru Hui Hai, Mercy, Wakhra Swag songs fame, has found a new interest in acting and has also signed his first project as well. These days, we often see actors making their singing debuts like Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor among many, for some actually have the talent and some do it for the sake of it with the help of auto tuners and advanced technologies available which can make anyone sound melodious but only in the studio.
Where technology can come in handy in singing, when it comes to acting, it doesn’t work like that. The screen, whether it is small or big is transparent and the viewers can see whether someone actually has the talent or is trying too hard. After giving us major chartbusters and party poppers, The Punjabi rapper Badshah has decided to plunge into acting and is all geared up to step into this new field. The movie he is working on currently has not zeroed in on a title and remains to be untitled so far but it has already gone on floor, and the team started its shooting from January 25 in Punjab.
He has decided to begin his acting career with a debutant director, Shilpi Dasgupta’s movie which is known to be a slice of life entertainer. The movie will be jointly bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and Mahaveer Jain. Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, writer, and director of Fukrey and Fukrey Returns too has turned producer for the movie. The script for the movie is known to be written by Gautam Mehra. Along with the lead actors, Badshah and Sonakshi Sinha, the movie will also feature Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Sharma and Nadira Babbar in pivotal roles as well.
When Badshah was asked about the movie, he admitted to being extremely nervous and said,
“I am extremely nervous however I have taken the leap. This year I have undertaken many firsts, with my debut as a producer and now as an actor. Bhushanji and Mrigh both kept convincing me on how perfect the role is for me. It’s a film which is so unique and different, whenever I think of it, brings a smile to my face. The added advantage is working with a super talented bunch and also my buddy Sonakshi who is very dear friend and the others like Varun Sharma.”
Sonakshi and Badshah share a great rapport off set and have collaborated for a song called Move Your Lakk from her movie Noor. This would be their second collaboration and Badshah considers it as an added advantage. The rap songs hitmaker added,
“I am just happy that someone wanted me in their movie and I am all set to give it my best, the rest is left to God,”
Badshah took to Instagram to share a newspaper article citing the same information. This is what he posted on Insta:
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Lo ji. Badshah ab bade parde par 🤓🤓🤓😆😆 Thank you bollywood for making me a part of your family. For accepting a middle class boy from delhi like youve done before. For making people believe in dreams still. Thank you Mrig paaji and bhushan sir. Thank you shilpi mam. And what better start than sharing screen with @aslisona !! Need Your Wishes 🙏🙏
He captioned the image, confirming the news and thanking Bollywood for accepting him with open arms. He worte:
Lo ji. Badshah ab bade parde par 🤓🤓🤓😆😆
Thank you bollywood for making me a part of your family. For accepting a middle class boy from delhi like youve done before. For making people believe in dreams still. Thank you Mrig paaji and bhushan sir. Thank you shilpi mam. And what better start than sharing screen with @aslisona !!
Need Your Wishes 🙏🙏
During an interview, Badshah was asked to throw some light on his debut character on the big screen. He explained that the character is a lot like him and he resonates with him on a personal level. He was quoted as saying,
“The character is basically who I am in real life – a singer-rapper from Punjab who is happy go lucky, likes humour. All this and after lots of convincing I gave in and have agreed to do the role. The team has started shooting for the film in Punjab, I will join them today.”
Badshah also revealed that this is not the first time that he is asked to act in a movie and has been offered roles in the past as well. He has been busy creating music and so, turned down offers like Netflix’s Lust Stories and Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, and Kiara Advani starrer Good News. He said,
“Good News… the one that Diljit Dosanjh is doing with Akshay Kumar, was offered to me. I was offered Vicky Kaushal’s role in Lust Stories, which I had declined. I have got other offers too. My focus was on my album.”
There was a social media argument between Sonakshi Sinha and Armaan-Amaal Malik duo about actor-turned-singers being asked to perform with an international artist except for “actual” talented singers who rightly deserve the spot. And many others supported their cause that actor-turned-singers should not represent the Indian music on such a huge level. After this much-publicized debacle, Badshah was asked now that he is stepping into another talent driven medium and so, is he open to criticism which he might face from the audiences and maybe other artists as well. To that, he answered,
“Yes, for sure. The industry in fact has been very kind to me and I will accept whatever they think of my performance,” said Badshah.
The producer of the movie, Bhushan Kumar had this to say about choosing Badshah for the role,
“When I read the script and the character sketch, the only person who came to my mind was Badshah. Just like his screen persona, he is a jovial and funny Punjabi guy. It took a while to persuade him to take up the role, but I am glad he finally came on board.”
Whether Badshah will be proven the right choice for the character or no, all that will be answered when the untitled movie will hit the theatres on August 2, 2019, but we are extremely excited to see the man on the big screen showing some acting chops.