Nawazuddin Siddiqui who was also known for negative roles like Bajpayee after being cast into romantic characters said that he wants to continue working in romantic films. When asked in Manoj if he would like to work in romantic roles or films he said, “I don’t believe in doing films of a specific genres. All characters have times when they are romantic and when they are comedic. And all characters have gray shades in them. Everyone thinks in a different way and I work on bases of how I think. If Nawaz wants to do different roles then I am sure he will be great at it.”
Manoj who is playing the father’s role in the film when asked how different the film will be from Chef which is also about father-son bonding said, “I haven’t seen ‘Chef’ but the story is very different, the father is already dead when the film starts in ‘rukh’. I will be seen in flashbacks. It was a difficult role because I am not supposed to show what the character is really feeling.”
Further talking about his character said, “It is a very strong character, who never talked about the problems he was facing. He is very close to his father and wants to become like him for this son (Dhruv). In spite of going through all that he does, he never breaks and refuses to let down.”
‘rukh’ is a drama directed by debutant Atanu Mukherjee. It talks about Dhruv, an 18 yr old, who gets the news of his father’s death declared as a suicide. As he is unable to accept it, his search for truth leads to a series of unexpected revelations. And he discovers the shades of his father’s personality he had never seen before.
The film casts Manoj Bajpayee, Adarsh Gourav, Smita Tambe and Kumud Mishra.
Presented by Eros International and Drishyam Films the film is scheduled to release on 27th October 2017.