Actor Rahul Bhat is ­portraying two ­different ­politicians in his two upcoming films. However, he rubbishes the buzz that the characters are inspired from real life politicians Rahul Gandhi or Bilawal Bhutto. "Yes, I am playing a ­politician’s son in Sudhir Mishra’s next, Aur Devdas, which is based out of Uttar Pradesh. But it’s not Rahul Gandhi. The film is a modern take on Devdas," says Bhat, who in real life happens to be the son-in-law of a veteran ­politician.
"And strangely, people are comparing me to Bilawal Bhutto in my other film, in which I play a Pakistani politician’s heir apparent," adds Bhat, who will be seen sharing screen space with Katrina Kaif in this Abhishek Kapoor directorial.
While the actor agrees that people will draw ­parallels, he doesn’t want to bother about all this right now as he is enjoying a "great career phase". "Things have become ­beautiful after Ugly released. I got critical acclaim and that brought me several good film scripts," he says.
And the disappointment of the past has started to fade. "Eight years ago, I had quit acting because I was not getting good work. I was disappointed but the wait has been worth it," says a ­content Bhat.