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Funny Cyrus now plays sex icon in film

india Updated: Jan 26, 2008 16:51 IST
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Popular comedian Cyrus Broacha, the man who won a million hearts with his goofy act in MTV's Bakra, has forayed into acting with Kunal Vijaykar's upcoming movie Fruit 'n' Nut.

He plays a glamorous sex icon in the movie.

Cyrus, who was in the capital to launch Pizza Hut's new range of pizzas, said: "I am playing the role of a glamorous sex icon in Fruit 'n' Nut. It is a ridiculous movie - full of fun and senseless comedy."

The film, co-starring Boman Irani, Mahesh Manjrekar and Dia Mirza, is due for release April 18 and will also mark the directorial debut of Cyrus' friend Kunal Vijaykar.

On his decision to appear in a film, Cyrus said he hates to stagnate and likes to be involved in a number of things.

"Being Cyrus is being an escapist," he quipped and added that he loves to do whatever comes his way. He said he would not be surprised if he decided to don the director's hat five to six years from now.

Between mouthfuls of the Ring O' Garlic pizzas at the launch, Cyrus said he didn't like diet food and proudly claimed that his perfect health mantra was to "eat, sleep and ban all health shows".

Cyrus, who recently displayed his dancing skill in Sony TV's Jhalak Dikhla Ja 2, was clad in 1970s disco regalia and danced to the tunes of Bappi Lahiri's I am a Disco Dancer at the launch.

Regarding the dance competition, Cyrus, who is happily married, said: "Jhalak Dikhla Ja 2 was the second worst experience of my life, the first being my marriage!"

"The competition demanded three to four hours of practice each day. Often, we used to keep practising a line over and over due to which it was never possible to actually enjoy dancing," he added.

Has he continued dancing thereafter?

"No more dancing for me," he said. On a more serious note, Cyrus added, "I do enjoy dancing at home after gulping a drink or two, but not in public for fear of being laughed at."