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My female fan following has increased after Baaghi: Sudheer Babu

Actor Sudheer Babu, who plays a negative role in Sabbir Khan’s Baaghi, says he was scared that his female fan base would decrease after the film released.

bollywood Updated: May 11, 2016 19:39 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Sudheer Babu,Tiger Shroff,Shraddha Kapoor
Actor Sudheer Babu says he wants to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Anurag Kashyap.

Telugu actor Sudheer Babu, who made his Bollywood debut with Tiger Shroff-Shraddha Kapoor starrer Baaghi, says he felt he would lose out on his female fans after his negative role in the film.

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“I was scared that I would not have many female fans after my role as a villain, but I was surprised to see that it has increased. This role was different from what I have played before. I have always essayed positive roles. Plus we have a family history of having many female fans!” says Sudheer, who is Telugu actor Mahesh Babu’s brother-in-law.

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Many actors fear being typecast in Bollywood, but Sudheer has no such apprehensions. “I don’t think that just because I have played a negative role in my first Bollywood film, I will be offered only these characters. In this character, there was a lot of scope for me to perform. I was told by my the director (Sabbir Khan) to treat myself as a parallel hero,” he says.

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The actor already has a wishlist of directors who he wants to work with in Bollywood. “My list is very long. I want to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Anurag Kashyap. But I also want to work with new directors. I see how there are many of them who are talented and if I can help them out, then why not,” he says. Meanwhile, Sudheer is busy looking for some great roles in Bollywood. “I am reading four to five scripts . But I have not finalised anything at the moment,” he says.

First Published: May 11, 2016 19:10 IST