Time to do an item number-Suniel Shetty
Actor talks about getting overdosed on action and enjoying the comic Rowdy Rathore in a houseful London theatre
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; June 27, 2012)
He may have been out of Bollywood films for a while now, but Suniel Shetty is quite upbeat about his forthcoming project Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai. Especially, because he gets to play a director. Known to be an out-and-out action hero, the actor says his desire to do something different is what nudged him to sign this film.
You are playing a director in the film…
Yes, I play the role of a director called Amar Joshi. He wants to make a film based on a true story. He owns a video parlour in Benaras but all he wants to do in life is to become a director. This film has romance, humour and pain and I think everyone will connect and relate to it.
Why did you suddenly choose to do a comedy?
Indian cinema is changing and I felt there was an over-dose of action. Hence, I wanted to try something different and that’s why I chose to do comedy. With films like The Dirty Picture and Paan Singh Tomar, there is wider acceptance among the audience. I loved Akshay Kumar’s performance in Rowdy Rathore. I saw it in London and it was housefull.
More and more actors are doing item numbers. What about you?
If the script requires me to do one, I will surely do it.
Recently, you have been associated with cricket, hockey and even football…
I’ve always been passionate about sports. My day starts at 5 am and ends at 10 pm. Even my father starts his day with swimming and walking, while my mother does yoga.
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