Though he is playing the title role of 'Bittoo Boss', debutant Pulkit Samrat is miles away from being a boss in real life. So much so that when the film was being shot, he seamlessly mixed up with other junior artists and crew members. Not just that as he made them so comfortable with his carefree attitude on the sets as well as live locations up North that many onlookers and passerbys never got an impression that he was a star being launched.
"Once the film went on floors last winter, the principal shoot went off in quick time and within two months there was a new hero waiting to be unleashed to the outside world. Still, Pulkit remained just the same young man as he was when he first came to audition for the film. That is heartening indeed because at the end of the day, he comes with a strong television background and isn't new to the arclights," says a prominent crew member who was bowled over by Pulkit's casual demeanour on the sets.
"What really goes in Pulkit's favour is his inherent good nature", adds director Babul, "Otherwise what you generally see is that mid-way through the making of a film, some actors change their view and overall conduct. Thankfully none of that happened with Pulkit who was was loved by one and all. He respected every one, right from the light-men to the spot-boy and in return he was respected too. Everyone wanted to work for him to ensure that as Bittoo, he was as believable as it gets. Such was the love and affection for him that during the course of the shoot, he got maximum number of applauses after delivering a shot."
Guess he is one actor for which the tagline 'Sab Ki Legaa....!' is restricted only for screen. With music by Raghav Sachar, 'Bittoo Boss' is an Abhishek Pathak production that releases all over on 13th April.