Moeen Ali from the movie Gully Boy, 2019, is a character who drew everyone’s hearts for her tough, real, and raw personality. The character’s essay was Vijay Varma, who became famous for adding an air of authenticity to the character. The actor recently shared his process of getting a character right in an audio chat on a social media platform. Vijay Varma said: “In the cinema you get enough breaks to get out of this trance that you feel on stage, you have to understand to switch off and on again. Sometimes there is only one sentence in the entire script of 120 pages that begins something. “
About the one line that gave him an insight into Moeen, Vijay says: “When Ranveer’s character Murad comes to Moeen and says ke main bohot musibat mai hu and ghar nahi hai, ghar se nikal diya hai, everyone who is the hero’s friend is, will it say that, no no I’m there for you and this and that but something very interesting was in the script, in the script it was as aan kiske liye hai. This one phrase reveals so much about Moeen that it gives you an idea of what a hard life he lived to tell someone who pleads and cries in front of him that you need to know life is difficult. So that gave me an insight and of course you can build on that and of course find ways with different tools. “
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He adds in various senses: “I use the language extensively to get as close as possible to the region and that helps me a lot. I also use the sense of smell. You have to create your senses in order to create your personality because the senses have their own memories. So the sense of smell is very strong for me, I keep a perfume for a character. It transports me to this memory all the time. In the cinema you get enough breaks to take a breather and come back, but in the course of filming you will find your own rhythm in the first few weeks. “
Moeen in Gully Boy was the outsider, very central to the story, and Vijay Varma breathed life into this character. Known for his tough dialogues that convey a sense of reality, Vijay has paved his way into the hearts of the audience with this film.
The talented and stylish star will reunite with Gully Boy co-star Alia Bhatt, but this time at her side for ‘Darlings’, a film by Red Chillies Entertainment. Vijay will also appear alongside Nushrratt Bharuccha and Sunny Kaushal in ‘Hurdang’ and ‘Fallen’ with Sonakshi Sinha, among other unannounced projects.