Got a chance to walk on same path as Kishore-da: Himesh

Got a chance to walk on same path as Kishore-da: Himesh

"In a way, I can say that I have got a chance to walk on the same path as Kishore-da because I am attempting comedy. I feel those who are serious singers can do comedy well. I promise I will try my best," added Himesh, who was shooting a promotional video for the film, told reporters.

Himesh earlier featured in serious roles in movies like "Karzzzz", "Radio" and "Kajraare" - but they didn't fetch as much success as he garnered through his singing or even his compositions. But he hopes audiences will accept him in the new genre.

"I'm a Kishore Kumar fan. He was a great actor, his comedy was great, his singing was wonderful. Somewhere I've been tagged as a singer-turned-actor, and earlier, people said that if singers turn into actors, their films don't work.

"But Kishore-da's films worked. Thanks to god's grace, my film 'Aap Ka Suroor' worked. Yes, two to three films didn't work after that, so this ('Damadamm!') is a test if my film can do well or not," he said.

"Damadamm!" is scheduled to release Oct 27, a day after Shah Rukh Khan's much-awaited "RA.One" hits the screens. But Himesh is not worried.

"I am a huge Shah Rukh Khan myself and I am looking forward to 'RA.One'. I will see that film first. But if you see the past five years' track record, comedy films have done quite well.

So I am not worried. I am quite confident that around Diwali, the audience would like variety and would like to see a light-hearted comedy film like 'Damadamm!'," he said.

The film, directed by Swapna Waghmare, also features Sonal Sehgal and Purbi Joshi.