You know him for his aggressive role in Gangaajal; as the blood thirsty antagonist of China Gate; and of course, for his jolly role in Golmaal series.
Branding Mukesh Tiwari as the epitome of versatility won’t be untrue at all. Apart from wooing the audiences with his acting skills in Hindi cinema, Mukesh has mesmerized people with his roles in Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi movies too.
Let’s know some interesting facts and things about our ‘Vasooli Bhai.’
Started Career with a Negative Role
Mukesh started his film career with the flick, China Gate. He played the role of Jageera – a local dacoit involved in a slew of crimes and brutalities. Since then he has been offered a multitude of negative roles in Hindi, Punjabi, and South-Indian Movies. However, it was Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal which changed the perception of Mukesh in the minds of people. In the movie, he played the comic role of Vasooli Bhai, who considers Sanjay Dutt as his role model.
Love for Cricket
During his younger days, Mukesh played U-12, U-15, and U-19 cricket for Uttar Pradesh. But fate had something else in store for him. It was after watching the movie Chor pe Mor (1990) that Tiwari made up his mind to pursue a career in the field of acting and cinema.
The Best Actor of NSD
Our very own ‘Baccha Yadav’ has graduated from the Nation School of Drama (NSD). Many teachers of the school termed Mukesh as the best actor at the time. Courtesy of his acting skills (and not nepotism), he bagged his first movie – China Gate. Not only the movie was considered as one of the best works of Bollywood but it was also in the race to be nominated for the Oscars.
He Learned Tamil for Movies
In one of Mukesh’s interview, he mentioned that he actually learned the Tamil language when he signed KV Anand’s Anegan (2015). As per him, when you understand the language, your dialog delivery is at its best and when you don’t, it becomes difficult to justify your acting.
Rejected a Role in a Prominent Comedy Show
Similar to his character of Vasooli Bhai, Mukesh was offered a role in Comedy Nights with Kapil. However, he turned it down for he did not want to devote time for Television projects at the time.
His Love for Unique Roles
Every actor looks for something challenging in their career. Mukesh is no exception! He has always tried to do something unique and the same has bagged him the role of a ghost in an upcoming TV show – Band Baja Bandh Darwaza. The show falls in the horror-comedy genre, wherein Mukesh plays the role of “Sanjeev Sharma’s ghost”, who scares and haunts a family. The show will probably take a prime time spot on SAB TV.