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I play an item boy in Gangs Of Wasseypur: Yashpal Sharma

bollywood Updated: May 25, 2012 18:21 IST
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Actor Yashpal Sharma, who has been part of films like Lagaan, Gangaajal and Aarakshan, will next be seen playing an item boy in Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film, Gangs of Wasseypur.

The 45-year-old essays the role of a singer in the movie, who thinks of himself as a Kishore Kumar, but in reality is a terrible singer. And although he has a small part in the film which recently premiered at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival, Yashpal said that he is happy to be associated with the movie.

"It's like a guest appearance, I am doing three songs, so it's more of an item boy role. I am not through out in the film but I am in bits and parts," Yashpal told PTI.

Recalling how he got the role in Gangs Of Wasseypur, Yashpal said he asked Anurag to give him any role in the film because he wanted to do good work.

"It's not because of the script I said yes to the film but for Anurag. I trust him blindly and he is a fabulous director. Whatever work he does, he believes in it and does justice to it. We met on a flight when Anurag told me that he was making a film called Wasseypur. He showed me the script and songs. I asked him 'Is there any role which I can play? He then offered me this role," said Yashpal.

A NSD (National School Of Drama) pass out, Yashpal has been in the industry for over a decade and has been part of many hits.

Yashpal also said he doesn't think just because the movie has gone to Cannes, he will start getting good work. "I don't think that if my film is going to Cannes then I will get better work... I used to think like this when I was new to the industry. When Lagaan released I had thought now I would get good opportunities but it doesn't happen like this," he said.

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