I want to be a villain now: Shreyas
After getting recognition in both serious as well as comedy films, actor Shreyas Talpade now wants to play a villain. The actor says that he has been experimenting with various roles, and playing a negative character is the only thing which is left out.entertainment Updated: Jun 19, 2009 10:01 IST
After getting recognition in both serious as well as comedy films, actor Shreyas Talpade now wants to play a villain.
"I did try my hands playing a negative character in Aggar, but the film didn't work well. However, I haven’t played a full-fledged negative role so far. In fact, I am now looking for the role of a villain. I have been experimenting with myself. And this is the only thing which is left and I will do that as well," Talpade says.
After delivering hit comedies like 'Apna Sapna Money Money', 'Golmal Returns' and 'Welcome to Sajjanpur', he will once again be seen in another laugh riot 'Paying Guest' opposite bikini-girl Celina Jaitley.
Talking about his role in the film where he disguises himself as a housewife to stay as a paying guest, the 33-year-old actor told PTI that its challenging for anyone to play a woman with enough of conviction.
"Even the make-up used to take a long time. I took almost two to three hours to get ready,” he says.
Directed by scriptwriter-turned-director Paritosh Painter, the film revolves around four young boys - Shreyas Talpade, Aashish Choudhary, Javed Jafferi and Vatsal Sheth – who are looking for an accommodation. The film also stars Neha Dhupia and Riya Sen.
When asked about the secret behind his not being stereotyped as an actor, he says, "I don’t know the reason. I am fortunate enough to have got all kinds of roles and worked with all kinds of directors. I am happy that everyone has a role for me which they think will suit me".
But is doing a slapstick comedy equally challenging as playing a 'bahurupia' – the one he played in Nagesh Kukunoor’s 'Dor'?
"Yes. I love films. For me, a film is a film and it doesn't matter which category it falls into. You have to put in the same kind of effort for both. Comedy is actually a little more difficult because it is difficult to make people genuinely laugh. And as long as I am enjoying it, I will keep doing it," the actor, who is liked by audiences and critics alike said.
Describing 'Dor' as his best work, he says that each of his films has taken him a step forward in life.
On reports that he would be playing legendary singer Kishore Kumar in Kukunoor’s next film, he says, "There have been rumours like this. Nothing is final so far. But that would be really challenging for any actor to play Kishore da, as he is still a legend."
First Published: Jun 18, 2009 20:22 IST