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Aparshakti Khurana on saying yes to Stree: I really wanted to work with Rajkummar Rao, that was the first kick

Actor Aparshakti Khurana talks about being patient for films to come his way, as he’s just started in Bollywood.

bollywood Updated: Sep 02, 2018 12:32 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Actor Aparshakti Khurana will be seen in Luka Chhupi next after Stree.

Actor Aparshakti Khurana is a busy man these days. Right after comedy drama Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, his next film, Stree, a horror comedy, is also up for release (August 31). Both the films see him in light-hearted roles. Even in his debut film, Dangal, he had a funny role — Gita and Babita Phogat’s characters’ cousin. Though it made people sit up and take notice of his acting talent, one wonders if it’s a conscious decision to take up such roles.

“I do try and make a conscious effort to catch hold of the right script. I am not too choosy, and to think of it, not even two years old in Mumbai. Thankfully, whatever I have picked up so far has worked in my favour,” says Aparshakti.

However, the sole reason that made him say yes for Stree wasn’t the story but something else. “Honestly, I really wanted to work with Rajkummar [Rao]. That was the first kick about the film — him doing it. The script itself was good, so I couldn’t say no, and with the kind of people attached to it, something has to drastically go wrong in the head of these people for the film to not be executed the way it had been written,” he shares.

Happy with the current phase in his career, Aparshakti adds, “I am blessed to be [able to stay] busy. The patience I have been showing since the past eight or nine years, doing radio and theatre, is now paying off. I am shooting back-to-back, and I have Luka Chhupi (with Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan) next. God has been kind. I am just trying to work with the right people and the scripts which would help me to grow as an actor.”

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First Published: Sep 02, 2018 12:31 IST