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Dancing to the tunes of Rakesh Roshan

The loveable Bahadur was made to dance forcibly in Krrish. Jyoti Uniyal digs out more details.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 17:00 IST

Remember the adorable Bahadur from Krrish. Oh yes, how can you forget his antics in the superhero flick. Hemant Pandey played the character of Bahadur with panache. Krrish helped Hemant establish his identity on the big screen.

Before this, Hemant has been a regular face on the small tube. He has already carved a place for himself in SAB TV’s popular sitcom - Office Office.

Hemant has done dozens of films -- big and small -- but Krrish  seems to have a significant impact on his persona. Hemant now wants to focus on performance-oriented roles. "After Krrish people have started taking me seriously. Earlier I did films to earn money. Now, I want to do quality work," he says.

Hemant just can’t stop praising the Roshans. "It was a great pleasure working with Rakesh Roshanji. He taught me so much about life. My prospect of looking at things has changed," says Hemant of his director.

Post-Krrish, Hemant Pandey is loaded with offers

The superhero effect of


seems to have rubbed on Hemant also. He calls Rakesh Roshan his hero. Hemant hated dancing, but you won't believe it after you see him matching steps with Duggu. "Rakesh


made me dance. I would not have mustered the courage otherwise," he says. 


Hemant gets nostalgic while talking about his family. "I left Pithoragarh (a small town in Uttranchal) with big dreams in my eyes. It has been more than 18 years. I miss my birthplace. I have decided that every month I will spend at least 20 days in Uttranchal," he says.

Post-Krrish, he is loaded with offers. His next significant film will be Satish Kaushik’s Milenge Milenge. He plays a South Indian in this film. He also has TV assignments to keep him busy. "Office-Office has successfully completed five years on SAB TV. The entire series will soon be aired on Star One. The story and the concept remains the same. There are however some minor changes,” says Hemant.

Seems like we still have to see more of this man.