Actor Pradhuman Singh, who played the character modelled on Osama Bin Laden in Tere Bin Laden, said that it was easier reprising the character in sequel Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive as compared to the first film.
“It was more difficult last time because I was very new and it was a Pakistani character I was playing, so the accent was difficult. This time it is similar but different.. it was easier this time around,” he said at the film’s trailer launch.
“Lookswise there is no difference, characterwise it is poles apart. I’m playing Paddi Singh, who is a folk singer from Punjab and he came to Mumbai and was struggling for 1-2 months with his condition worsening. People consider him a beggar when he sings,” he added.
Pradhuman meets Manish Paul’s character who says that he’ll become a star not with his voice but with his face, and makes him the Noora of “Tere Bin Laden“.
His character was extremely fond of his rooster in the first part and that seems to be retained in the sequel. His docile and frightened behaviour also seems to be another aspect similar from first part, as seen in the trailer.
About the experience of portraying the notorious terrorist, Pradhuman said: “It was amazing. I got a bit famous after the release of the film, and met people, even met stars, directors but it all dried up after six months. I stopped getting any kind of film, and I was frustrated of giving auditions.”
“Tere Bin Laden” had released in 2010 and Laden was killed the following year. “After the death of Osama, the media resurrected me.. I gave numerous interviews. One of the leading channels asked me to come to Delhi so that they could shoot for a five-day special show. I don’t know he died or not, but he definitely made me famous. So in all honesty, fame is always good. I also received work after that, 2-3 films which didn’t work, but at least I paid the rent for two years,” added Pradhuman.
Pradhuman, who also acted in “Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend“, has also been credited as one of the writers of “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive“.