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Even mainstream actors can do slightly offbeat films: Angad Bedi

Actor Angad Bedi wants to be part of more content driven films and even if he is doing one movie in a year, that does not really bother him.

bollywood Updated: Mar 22, 2017 16:54 IST
Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal
Hindustan Times
Angad Bedi,PINK,Amitabh Bachchan
Actor Angad Bedi feels blessed to be part of a movie like Pink. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)(Pramod Thakur)

Actor Angad Bedi is basking in the glory of his latest release Pink. The actor says he never had reluctance to be part of a women centric film. “It’s a youth film and more for the men to understand the message being shown. Despite powerful performances by the three girls and Mr Bachchan, I am happy my character stood out,” says the actor adding that the film should reach out to schools and colleges and each parent should watch it.

Bedi made his Bollywood debut in 2011 with musical comedy Faltu, followed it with Ungli (2014) and now Pink. While three films in five years might seem too less work for an actor, Bedi feels it’s about content and not the number of films. “If you look at my body of work, each of my film had a great message. As an actor, longevity is most important for me. There are endless films made on romance, comedy and action, but a purposeful film comes in a lifetime. I am happy to be part of a film like this (PINK) that has started a revolution,” he adds.

Actor Angad Bedi has worked in three films in five years of being in the film industry.

Bedi, son of former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi feels that he cannot afford to be choosy yet he won’t take up random projects either. “I don’t have a godfather backing me, so if I make a small mistake that will be the end of it. For me to keep on proving time and again, first to myself and then to the audience, I have to pick up good roles. You can make a lot of money doing a lot of other work, but you get noticed as an actor only with a good film,” the 33-year-old actor says.

Bedi will be seen in filmmaker Gauri Shinde’s next but he doesn’t want to call it his transition to mainstream cinema. “I have a face for commercial and mainstream cinema. I have worked with Karan Johar, Remo D’Souza and Shoojit Sircar. Yes, I haven’t done a song or dance yet but I would rather do more powerful roles. Alia Bhatt is a commercial actor but she chose offbeat films such as Highway (2014) and Udta Punjab. So, even mainstream stars can do slightly offbeat films.”

The actor further asserts that he wants to be part of films that are content driven. “I want to work with filmmakers who make movies, which have a really good purpose and a social message too. It’s important to keep the audience engaged. I feel a film can carry itself on the basis of content irrespective of the budget it‘s made in,” Bedi says.

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First Published: Oct 07, 2016 07:33 IST