Actor Jimmy Shergill, who has done some short but memorable roles in multi-starrers like Munnabhai MBBS and My Name Is Khan, believes that it is better to pick up interesting characters than wait for solo roles. The actor, believes that the trend of solos hero is disappearing in Bollywood as there is more emphasis on multi-starrers now.
"I have been doing such roles for a long time now. I think I sort of started the trend when I took up the role of a cancer patient in Munnabhai. I think it is better to do your solo movie and then if you are being offered nice characters in multi-starrers then go ahead and do it," Shergill told PTI in an interview.
Shergill has proved his versatility with his choice of roles, be it his portrayal of a ambitious man trying to come to terms with cancer in Munnabhai MBBS or an ATS officer in A Wednesday.
The 39-year-old actor, who has also given solo hits like Haasil, Yahaan and Delhi Heights, says the overall trend in the industry is changing.
"If I get a good role I am definitely open to it. The trend is changing over all. It is the time of multiple star cast films. The only important thing is that script should work and the role should excite you. I am seeing a lot of actors doing their lead role and then picking up supporting characters in multistarrers," he said.
The actor is looking forward to a busy year ahead with four films --Flat, Johnny Mastana, The Game and Tannu Weds Mannu ready to release. He is also active in Punjabi cinema.
"As far as my Hindi ones are concerned I think Flat should release first. It is the first supernatural thriller of my career. I am looking forward to it. I can't say much about the but I play a guy who comes to live in a flat and bad things start happening to him.
"He somehow gets locked inside the flat. He can't come out. It is a very nicely written screenplay and very well directed by Hemant Madhukar. Sanjay Suri is also in the movie," Shergill said.
After Mohabbatein and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Shergill will next be seen opposite mega star Amitabh Bachchan in Johnny Mastana, where he plays the role of a henpecked husband.