Vaibhav Modi, who wrote and produced the upcoming streaming series “Mukhbir – A Spy’s Story”, has revealed his favorite character from the series, whom he enjoyed writing.
Writers always have their favorites when it comes to characters. Along with several characters the series promises to bring to the screen, Vaibhav talked about the character he enjoyed creating the most.
He said, “It must be Colonel Zaidi. While the character is meant to be cruel and menacing, we wanted people to want to watch him more. He is a man full of contradictions. On the one hand, he is cruel and sadistic and on the other, he is a hard-line nationalist, anxious to protect his country.
Talking about what makes the character truly compelling to him, Vaibhav shared, “The task of capturing the temperature of his dialogue, his sadism and his sarcasm was a very interesting process for me as a writer. To top it off, it was performed beautifully by the brilliant Dilip Shankar. Writing for him was a learning experience.
Vaibhav also spoke about creating the landscape and the language of the series. Describing the physical setting of the show, he further mentioned, “The language of the series is a mixture of the region, the era in which it is set as well as the origins of each character. Most of the series takes place in Lahore. We have incorporated the region’s interesting dialect, Majhi Punjabi, mixed with an Urdu tone. It’s entertaining language, which is convoluted with wry humor.
“As a creator, it was a pleasure to work with. To add to that, the genre we were tackling was espionage and the military. Their world is dark and you’ll see normal people doing extraordinary things. These characters need something to lean on, some kind of release. So everyone speaks with twisted humor and is quick to repartee and outbid. We used those qualities to add character and richness to the storyline. “, he concluded.
Meanwhile, Vaibhav Modi recently spoke about how Mirzapur gave Pankaj Tripathi its due, and how OTT gave it the recognition it deserved.
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