'I hate chocolate boy roles'

'I hate chocolate boy roles'

Different Path

'I hate chocolate boy roles'

He has a lineage that anyone could envy. But unlike most Bollywood star sons, he is not the kind who would rest on the laurels of his blood.

Aarya Babbar, son of actor politician Raj Babbar and theatreperson Nadira, has barnstormed the country with his play and has almost readied the final manuscript for his first book. He barely snatches fours hours of sleep a day and swears that he breathes, walks and talks only cinema.

This young man has had his share of struggles, Aarya however has used those void moments to discover a new side of him. There’s never a dull moment in his life.  Aarya spoke to Metrolife about his love for theatre, his passion for writing and his latest cinematic trails. Aarya dons the role of a cop in Tees Maar Khan, which is slated to release in December.

“My character is that of a village inspector, a rather straightforward young man who get entangled with a con man. But it’s a fun film,” he says. He confesses that he hates playing the typical chocolate boy roles. “I find these chocolate boy roles very artificial. I can’t get myself to wear a pink shirt, hold a bunch of red flowers and go down on my knees. Although most Hindi films are woven around love and I must admit that we all need love. But I think cinema must have an element of reality,” he asserts.

Talking about his experience in Jail he says that it is perhaps for the first time that he played a character that was the exact opposite of what he is in real. In another film titled, Mujjahir Aarya plays Imaan, an Afghani terrorist, “the movie is about a virus that strikes the Asian countries or is rather planted in these countries. The intelligence agencies across the world are roped in to get after the source of the virus. It’s an interesting take on reality,” he avers.

Films are just one of the many interests that Aarya has. He has almost completed his first book  titled, Pushpak Viman, an adventure thriller of five youngsters who go in search of the Pushpak Viman. “When I sat at home for three years with no films in hand I used up all the time to read and research for the book. During which I read the holy texts including Bible and Gita to understand religion, which also happens to be the base of my book,” he says.

Aarya is willing to experiment with roles and isn’t choosy about his co-stars, especially the women. “But the least I can ask for is that they must be beautiful and must be someone you can interact with because you end up spending more than half the day with them,” he says.

Aarya is especially fond of Shruti Hassan and thinks she makes for a better actress than a singer, “I wonder why she isn’t acting. She’s an amazing screen presence but I must confess that I am not too fond of her music,” he sums up.

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