Tusshar Kapoor is overwhelmed by reactions to The Dirty Picture. He points out that he started the year with the critically acclaimed Shor In The City, and ended it on a commercial high with another Balaji production that has finally dented his good boy image.
“Kangna (Ranaut) told me she loved my Horny dance,” he chuckles.
After The Dirty Picture everyone wants to make a bold movie with Tusshar but apart from the Kya Kool Hain Hum sequel, he hasn't taken on any naughty roles.
Char Din Ki Chandni is a rom-com, Shootout At Wadala is a true-to-life drama and Bhaiyaji Superhit another laugh riot.
“I’ve got raunchy offers in the past but the package was not interesting,” he says, adding that a version of Shaukeen with three older women chasing him had been planned five years ago but didn’t take off."I’m glad I held out for an amazing script like The Dirty Picture for my first screen kiss and dirty dance. I got a director like Milan (Luthria) who ensured that when Vidya (Balan) blew me a kiss, it didn’t look out of place."
There’re some who see Emraan Hashmi and him as extras in a film dominated by Vidya Balan, with Naseeruddin Shah as the only male character of some significance. “Really?” says a surprised Tusshar.
“My friends from the United States found my character entertaining despite the double meaning dialogue delivered with dignity. Even Arjun Rampal on his Television show, I Hate To Luve You, asserted the role was justified. I knew I was one of three heroes in a woman-oriented film but I think my Ramakanth made an impression. If people feel there should have been more of me, I take it as a backhand compliment.”
If anything has got Tusshar down it’s a viral attack. In 10 years he’s never been sick but shooting through nights, hectic promotions across the country and strenuous workouts recently lead to his body packing up for five days.
“But I’m back on my feet now and ready to be sex on toast in Kya Super Kool Hain Hum.”