Noted character actor Murli Sharma shares that while he has played the baddie in all his films with Prakash Jha including Apaharan and Chakravyuh, all the roles have been very different from each other. But Murli, who is also playing a baddie in Jha’s upcoming Jai GangaaJal as well, reveals that apart from being the villain, his roles in the Jha films have one big similarity. “There is always a chase sequence right before my character gets killed off, so I am always running before being killed,” he exclaims.
The actor was made to run in Apaharan, while in Chakravyuh too he gets chased in the jungles. And in Jai GangaaJal too there is a chase sequence shot on Murli. “My role in Jai GangaaJal is completely different from my previous roles and has an effeminate streak. So, I thought for a change I would not have a chase sequence in this one. But I was wrong,” says the actor. “BhaiJi (as Jha is called) has always made me run and it used to be a joke amongst us, that even between shots whenever he would see me standing he would yell out asking me to run! So I have run on roads, in jungles, in bylanes… In fact, his first line to me would be, ‘Kyon Murli bhaagne ko tayyar ho?’ (Are you ready to run again?) and of course I would answer in affirmation,” laughs Murli.