New Delhi: Much like Delhiites, Jaats are also believed to be ruthless and known for their loud behavior and brashness. But when we spoke to Darshan Kumar, who plays a Haryanvi criminal in 'NH 10', he explained us why Jaats are a very helpful and trustworthy lot, who will stand by their friends to make them realize how priceless the bond they share is. "I know Jaats lose their cool easily. But that aggression is in their nature. Wohh ladte pehle hain aur baat baad mei karte hain. Since I have several Jaat friends, I can also assure you that they usually fight for others. Woh hain hi Kshatriya kaum ke. Majority of the times they get into scuffles to help others. Haven't you heard the saying, "Jaat jinke ho gaye, unke ho jatein hain," he said.
After playing a too-good-to-be-true husband of Priyanka Chopra in 'Mary Kom', Darshan gears up for the carefully nuanced portrayal of a deeply disturbed character in his film 'NH10' that releases this Friday. Besides learning Haryanvi, Darshan had to completely change his body language to get into the skin of the character. "Before we started filming 'NH10', we had to be a part of a rigorous workshop. We were trained to master the body language and the dialect. We would also go to NH10, the location where we shot to interact with the locals to imbibe their mannerisms," he said.
Darshan might be tight-lipped about the role he plays in 'NH10', but he definitely has a message to send out to those who act impulsively and rashly. "Speaking about what makes my character so brutal is like revealing the plot. But through my character Satbir, I want everyone to understand the need to think twice before they do anything. One of the most important attributes of humans is the ability to converse via actions. It might look inappropriate to formulate our thoughts before saying or doing anything, but it the best option to avert dire consequences. How can you expect a good outcome once you've done the bad thing? We are human beings not animals. Let us use the ability to think wisely," he said.
An alumnus of College of Vocational Studies (Delhi), Darshan may not have had a bitter experience or been tormented and teased by his seniors, but agrees of being "scared" of being ragged. "We had read a lot about such cases and were aware of how painful it could be. Thankfully, none of my seniors misbehaved with me," he said, adding, "If we want to put a stop to all criminal activities, we will have to change our mindsets. It is all in the mind. One can't hold cinema responsible for spurt in criminal activities. Condition people to think differently. Don't encourage gender-based discrimination. Ensure strict laws are formed against those who commit crimes to prevent crime."