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I don’t go shopping for genres: Sharman Joshi

entertainment Updated: Oct 15, 2008 15:19 IST
Parmita Uniyal
Parmita Uniyal
Hindustan Times
Sharman Joshi

His quotes are as crisp as potato chips. Sharman Joshi, just like the protagonist of his latest film

prefers statistics to critics. When asked about the dismal performance of
, the actor promptly reacts, “We have the figures. I will send it to you through email.” He orders somebody to get it sent immediately and adds, “I am really excited and satisfied that the film has come out really well. We are getting good responses.”

”Critics can say whatever they feel; it is their individual opinion. But the verdict of masses has come out and it is positive”, says the 13-film old actor defensively.

Sharman Joshi had played the role of call-center executive previously in
Life in a Metro
before playing it in

Relating to his character for Sharman Joshi is not as important as its perfect execution. “It is not important to relate to your character completely. You may have a few shades of character in your real self, but not always. Even I could not relate to some aspects of Shyam (his character in Hello) and I had to interpret them in my own way,” says the actor in a terse tone.

Sharman, however, considers himself a “balanced chap”.

”I have my moments of complexity and also of clarity. I am quite a balanced chap,” says the actor philosophically.

Sharman Joshi apparently has maintained this balance in his choice of films too. He portrayed comic characters in films like Style, X-cuse Me and Golmaal with aplomb, and at the same time displayed his serene side in films Godmother, Life in a Metro and Hello. Is industry taking too long to recognize his talent?

Again comes the laconic reply: “This is again the perception of a particular segment of people. I am very happy with my position in the industry.”

So what is his kind of cinema? What are the genres that he wants to explore and the memorable roles that he wants to replicate? “I am game for all sorts of genres. I don’t go shopping for genres. My coming films will tell that. I am particularly excited about

Sorry Bhai
in which I play the role of a young scientist who goes to attend the wedding of his brother and falls in love with his brother’s would-be-wife.”


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