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Shiny's in search of diversity on reel

Bollywood actor Shiny Ahuja tells Diganta Guha that he wants to be a part of diverse schools of filmmaking by working with different directors.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2008 14:24 IST

He's labelled being mood and aloof. And that's what evident with his thinking that he wants to work with different filmmakers. Shiney Ahuja in conversation with Diganta Guha.

It's said that you don't listen to a script unless you're offered Rs 2 crores. True or false?

Far from the truth. I've never asked anyone for any particular signing amount.

The industry has been very good to me and people are making offers that are not only great but are also resulting in a rise in my market value. Bhool Bhulaiya and Gangster have played a major role in this context.

Your mentor Sudhir Mishra says you are the actor to bank on in the days to come.
All that I would like to say is that I'm trying to learn as much as I can.

<b1>As the days go by, I look forward to working with as many diverse kinds of filmmakers as possible. I'm thankful that directors and producers have faith in me and have given me challenging characters to portray. It's my responsibility to live up to that trust.

Were you disappointed with the failure of Khoya Khoya Chand?
No, I'm not. I had no commercial expectations from that movie. There's always a reason why an actor chooses to do a film. I would have been disappointed had Bhool Bhulaiya not done well at the box office.

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi to Khoya Khoya Chand.. how's the journey been so far?
It's been interesting. I'm glad that last year I got to be a part of one of the most commercially successful films, Bhool Bhulaiya and one of the most critically acclaimed films, Khoya Khoya Chand. I just want to be a part of diverse schools of filmmaking.