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Suniel Shetty prefers comedy to action movies

He might have added a new dimension to action cinema with his spine-chilling fight sequences, but Bollywood's original action hero Suniel Shetty, feels it is comedy that interests him the most.

entertainment Updated: Mar 23, 2008 13:27 IST

He might have added a new dimension to action cinema with his spine-chilling fight sequences in films like






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"I love comedy more than action as it is very difficult to enact humorous scenes and to make someone laugh with your comic timing," Shetty told PTI.

"I am doing more and more comedy movies as it gives me internal satisfaction. Action is also close to my heart as I have grown up doing action cinema, but comedy is what interests me most," he says.

Shetty who started his Bollywood innings as an action hero later graduated to comic roles in films like Hera Pheri, Awara Paagal Deewana, Apna Sapna Money Money and soon to be released One Two Three.

The Gopi-Kishan of Bollywood, who has lately shifted his gears from acting to production with his company "Popcorn Pictures" wants to concentrate more on producing films.

"I am thinking only about my production company with 17 films in making. I am happy working behind the scenes and a good producer within me is in making."

"From June to September this year, four films of my production company will hit the deck," Suniel says.

Shetty's production company has earlier produced films like Khel (2003), Rakht (2006) and Bhagam Bhag (2007).

He has already signed a seven-film co-production deal with Balaji and a deal with Studio 18 is underway.

Asked if he had any plans to turn director in the near future like Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgan, Suniel Shetty says he was concentrating on production and direction was not on his cards.

He also expressed conviction that Ajay Devgan who debuts as a director with U, me aur hum will make it good behind the camera as well.

"I am not at all thinking for direction at this juncture. I know Ajay is very good actor and he will turn out to be a good director too."

"Direction is something for which you need a lot of time and patience and I have big plans and big dreams for production. I am not saying 'No' to direction for ever."

Shetty, a versatile actor, whose latest flicks like Dus Kahaniyan, Cash, didn't do well at the box office in recent past, admits that good and worthy cinema didn't come his way.

"I had no choice, but to do whatever comes to me. Little good cinema comes to me."

Talking about his new comedy release One Two Three, Shetty says he his very optimistic about the success of the movie, as it is a full time entertainer.

"It's a movie, which is very close to my heart. One can watch this movie with the entire family. It will give comedy a new language.

His is also keeping his fingers crossed for his next movies EMI, Mission Istanbul and Mumbai Chakachak.

EMI talks about the credit cards and it's wrong use, Mission Istanbul about the face of terrorism and what if a terrorist himself owns and runs a news channel and Mumbai Chakachak with talks about Mumbai as a Karmabhoomi of many people.