Marriage is a plague: Ranvir

So says Ranvir Shorey, who stars in the marital fatigue film, Mixed Doubles

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 18:58 IST

SayRanvirShorey and Mixed Doubles and you think of his on and off screen doubling up with Konkona Sen Sharma. You also think of partner swapping. Here the actor talks of his work and views on marriage.

What are your views on marriage?
Plague! No, seriously speaking...PLAGUE! No, now absolutely seriously, I think as long this 'holiest of holy' institution keeps evolving like other things in society, it'll do fine. After monotony sets into a marriage, would partner swapping be an option? Well, there is a chance that after 10 years things would change. But they might even get spicier! I can't comment on something that hasn't happened yet, and besides, how I'd deal with it would be our problem. Partner swapping would be an option only if the swapping is permanent.

Getting attracted to your costar must have been a bonus?
True. Having attractive and fun costars is a great added incentive.

Are you still hooked to The Great Indian Comedy Show?
I'm still very much hooked to TGICS. I absolutely love the cast and crew. What a bunch of talented and crazy guys. Please try to take into consideration that doing comedy with fresh ideas for four times a week is not easy. There are good days and then there are better days.

Why Mixed Doubles?
To put in two words: Rajat Kapoor. Then the script, then the cast. The script and the director are the primary factors when considering a project. It has to appeal to me.

What else is on the cards?
Nothing else on TV so far. I'm working on a play that you will hear about by yearend. After Khosla Ka Ghosla, there's Saket Chaudhary's Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Saurabh Shukla's Aye Dil. I begin shooting for Ram Gopal Varma's Shiva this month.

Vinay Pathak and you seem to come as a package deal?
We do offer discounts if we're a package. We're also available mono.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 23:00 IST