After the success of 3 Idiots, actor Sharman Joshi has started endorsing big brands like Nokia and Airtel, but he has just one movie - Allah Ke Banday - to look forward to in the near future.
"Right now I don't have anything in hand. Allah Kay Banday will be my next film. We have finished shooting for it. It is in post-production stage at the moment and I am still considering more scripts for future," Sharman told IANS.
The actor was in the capital Tuesday to celebrate 70 years of restaurant chain KFC's signature product - Original recipe.
While he took chunky bites of a chicken leg at the press meet, Sharman said he would love to endorse KFC, which is among his favourite eating joints.
But for now he is happy with his new set of endorsements which include Nokia and Airtel, brands which A-list actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor have represented in the past.
Sharman says he is "indifferent" about being in the same league as such actors.
"I am completely indifferent to thoughts like who was endorsing this product before or who else is. I am just proud to be associated with these brands because I believe in them. Nothing else beyond this matters," he said.
On the Bollywood front too the actor likes to stay away from comparison and competition, despite having earned so much appreciation from movies like Rang De Basanti and 3 Idiots.
"I act, because that's what I like to do. It's my passion. It's not that I like it because I like fame. Fame and adulation are by-products of being an actor and those are not the prime reasons why I am here in Bollywood," said Sharman, who earlier featured in films like Style, Xcuse Me, Dhol and Golmaal.
In Allah Ke Banday, an intense drama about juvenile crimes, Sharman will be seen alongside veterans Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher.