Guns & Gulaabs creators Raj & DK say they never test the actor in an audition

The series is available to stream on Netflix from August 18
Dulquer Salmaan in Guns & Gulaabs
Dulquer Salmaan in Guns & Gulaabs

In an interview with IANS, director duo Raj and DK said that they prefer keeping things simple, easy and interactive on the sets which lets the actors push their boundaries and sketch a compelling performance on their productions. The duo have come up with their new show Guns & Gulaabs releasing on August 18.

Talking to the portal, Raj Nidimoru said, “We are not very serious filmmakers, at least on the surface. Of course, the seriousness with regards to the craft and the storytelling is there but for us work is fun and we treat it in the same way. We are serious about comedy, the comedy should not feel like comedy at all, it should be as real as possible.”

His creative partner, Krishna D.K. said that they never test the actor in an audition and go with their own instinct.

He said, “We sit and talk and gauge their potential. We don't do readings or workshops. We just sit on the sets and start working, so it's a very organic working environment, very interactive and also gives freedom to actors. The intention for us while working with actors is, let's do something which they haven't done earlier.”

Guns & Gulaabs released on August 18 on Netflix. The show also stars Rajkummar Rao, Gulshan Devaiah, Adarsh Gourav and Pooja Gor in important roles.

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