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No masala films for me: Shor in ... director

Says American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, whose Bollywood debut film Shor In The City got a good response from the industry, wants to only do projects that he can bring something special to

bollywood Updated: May 24, 2011 15:46 IST
Prashant Singh

His performance in his Bollywood debut film Shor In The City got some rave reviews. But American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy feels he isn’t cut out for typical Hindi films. At the same time, he doesn’t 'have reservations about singing-and-dancing in Bollywood movies. I enjoy watching them, as do millions of people around the world, but it’s just not the kind of work I want to do as an actor,' says Sendhil, before adding that he would never totally dismiss Hindi masala films. 'It will have to be a project where I can bring something to it, that others can’t. And I don’t see a project like that coming around. There are so many talented Bollywood actors who do those films far better than I can,' smiles the Heroes actor.

Even as Shor In The City makes waves across the country, Sendhil isn’t in a hurry to sign his next Bollywood film. 'I have not signed on for any other projects as yet, but I would like to. So far the scripts that have come through have not been the right ones for me. Everyone around me tells me I’m too picky!' he laughs.

These days, Sendhil is busy shooting for his new TV series titled, Covert Affairs. Ask him if he is fine with his voice being dubbed, considering several actors like Katrina Kaif has been doing the same successfully, and he shoots back, 'If someone else is speaking it then it is his performance, not mine. I’m just a puppet on screen and that’s not what I want to be. I’ve seen Heroes dubbed in many languages and never once have I felt right about it,' he says.