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I’d love to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Sooraj Pancholi

Sooraj Pancholi talks about the genres he would like to be part of, wish-list of filmmakers, and a sneak peek into his growing-up years.

bollywood Updated: Jun 07, 2017 17:37 IST
Pooja Sharma
Pooja Sharma
Sooraj Pancholi,Faruk Kabir,Hero
Sooraj says he would like to be part of a pure romantic story, with no skin show. (HT Photo )

Sooraj Pancholi will next be seen in an action love story, helmed by director Faruk Kabir. The actor says exploring action and romance genres has always been on his wish-list. In a quick tête-à-tête, the actor talks about movies, money and more.

What kinds of movies would you like to be part of?

I’d like to act in a pure romantic movie, with no skin show — just a beautiful, heart-wrenching romantic film. I like action and romantic movies. Also, the script is most important for me. I am not at that level where I can choose a director. Nowadays, the directors have become so big, that actors have to chase them. It has really become like Hollywood now. To get a good director takes a while.

Do you have a wish-list of film-makers you’d like to work with?

Yes. I would love to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kabir Khan and Neeraj Pandey.

#Sunshine 🌤☕️

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In one of your interviews, you had mentioned that you like staying alone and prefer small houses over big ones.

Right. Actually, I can’t sleep in big rooms; not even in hotel suites. Since childhood, I need a small room and a small house to sleep in. I can’t even sleep without the lights off. It has just been a habit. However, if I make it big [in Bollywood], I’d like to get a house that can accommodate my pets and family.

You are really fond of animals…

I am an animal lover. At one point, I had 14 dogs. It was not easy [to maintain them], but they were like family. I would take care of them. Now, I have seven. They are all adopted from the streets.

Mornings like these! ❤️🐶🌤

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What memories do you have of your growing-up years?

I was the naughtiest kid in school. I was one of the backbenchers, and always out of the class. I’d always be punished, but never troubled or fought with anyone. I was one of those who would just be roaming around. But I don’t encourage this.

Do you recall your first job and salary?

Yes, as an assistant director. I would get Rupees1,500 a month. And for working as an assistant director on Ek Tha Tiger (2012), I got Rupees 10,000 a month, which I gave to my mum.

The actor, who made his debut with Hero, will next be seen in an action-romance film.

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First Published: Jun 07, 2017 17:37 IST