I want to break the good image: Vishal Malhotra

  • Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 25, 2013 18:00 IST

Vishal Malhotra

Actor Vishal Malhotra, known for playing Dr Ranganath in TV show, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, John in Hip Hip Hurray, and starring in films like Ishq Vishq and Kismat Konnection — says he is fed up of playing positive characters.

The 32-year-old, who sports a stubble and a lean look now, says, “I’m tired of the positive image that people connect me with. I want to experiment with different kinds of roles, including those with grey shades now and this makeover aims at the same. I want to get out of the comfort zone of doing the same roles and people watching me doing the same. I want to let people know that I’m versatile. I’m urging filmmakers and TV show makers to look at me in new light. I don’t want to play safe but they do, so convincing them is a task. I want to break that good mould.”

Vishal also reveals that as part of his transformation process, he also took part in acting workshops and ‘unlearned’ a lot of things about acting. He also took up fitness seriously and lost 7 kilos. “I was never fat, but wanted a lean body to enhance my personality,” says the actor, who is currently anchoring a food show with nutritionist Pooja Makhija. “I’m very passionate about food and I love cooking,” he says.

Lastly, talking about his love for Delhi, he says, “I absolutely love being here. I would even love to build a house here. The winters and infrastructure here is superb.”


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