Actor Avinash Tiwary, who is playing the protagonist in Imtiaz Ali’s Laila Majnu, says that he did not mind being de-glamourised in his first big film.  He made this statement during an interview with news agency IANS. Talking about the same, he said, “Narrating the character of Majnu made me liberated from the social trap, vanity and all the judgment that we have as people for others. That is when one can experience the true sense of freedom from mind. So as an actor, I did not think about my vanity when I was internalising my character”. Also Read - Rashami Desai Opens Up on Resuming Naagin 4 Shoot Post Lockdown, Says 'My Part is Very Less, But Meaningful'

“The thought that I am not looking like a hero of a love story in my first big film, did not cross my mind,” he added. According to him, Majnu is a character with a heart of gold that can love someone at a spiritual level. He hopes the audience gets to see that beauty of the character. Also Read - I am Very Interested in Politics! Smriti Irani's Rare Video From Miss India Contest Goes Viral

When asked if he is feeling any pressure before the release of the film, the actor replied by saying, “So, basically I am not feeling the pressure but our mentors and makers are. They have taken a bold step of making a film based on a classical love story with two newcomers.” He knows for a fact that people will come to watch the film for him but to see the results of Imtiaz and Ekta Kapoor’s collaboration. Talking about the same Avinash said, “I know that people are not coming to the theatre to see me, but how the collaboration of Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor has worked in the form of a film called ‘Laila Majnu’. But I think eventually people would love the story.” Also Read - Bulbbul Twitter Review: Anushka Sharma's Netflix Production Gets Many Positive Nods For Exceptional Performance

Avinash has done short parts in films like Boring: A Day in the Life, Tu Hai Mera Sunday and a few projects on television works. Laila Majnu has given him an opportunity to get a wider reach.

Laila Majnu stars Tripti Dimri and Avinash Tiwary in pivotal roles and the story is about two young lovers Laila and Majnu. Directed by Imtiaz Ali’s younger brother Sajid Ali, this is the first time that Imtiaz is collaborating with Ekta Kapoor for re-telling the classic love story that we all have grown up listening, Laila And Majnu. The film has been written by both Ali and Sajid. It is slated to release on September 7.