In his five-year-old Bollywood career, actor Zayed Khan has mostly starred in ensemble cast films. He now wants to take up more "challenging" roles and also rues that no good director has approached him with solo-hero movie scripts so far.
"People expect a lot of things, they ask me why don't you do single hero movies. Honestly, I don't know what to say? No director of the calibre of making a good single hero is coming to me with that kind of offer," Zayed told IANS.
He has mostly starred in ensemble cast films like Main Hoon Na, Cash, Speed, Mission Istanbul and most recently Yuvvraaj. Zayed said he is yet to make an impression on filmmakers' minds that he can carry a solo-hero film on his own.
"I am going to have to make that sort of an impression in their (director's) minds. I'll have to give them a reason to come to me with solo-hero script. I have to inspire them by working with good directors, I'd rather do that. That's my game plan," said Zayed.
The actor, who is currently working on two more multi-starrers - a comic caper Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and action flick Blue, says he gained a lot by sharing screen space with Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt and Shah Rukh Khan.
"When you work with people who are bigger than you and have more understanding than you, you know that one day you are going to play in their playing field. My whole idea is to give my best and slowly and steadily find myself in the first five," he said confidently.
Currently, Zayed wishes to get "challenging" roles.
"I want to do roles that are challenging and want to work with people who can give me the challenge and present the film the way it should be presented. There is no point in doing a film that will never see the light of the day," Zayed said.
Though his much-hyped Yuvvraaj failed to click with the audience and critics alike, the actor hopes to create some ripples with his daredevil underwater stunts in Blue, which also stars Akshay Kumar, Suneil, Katrina Kaif and Lara Dutta.