I love playing baddie: Aftab Shivdasani

I love playing baddie: Aftab Shivdasani

Shivdasani, who also played the villain in 'Speed' and 'Jane Hoga Kya', says it is "disappointing that I did not get the right role, the right script and the right director," to explore his acting talent.

"Playing the antagonist gives me a high. I love bashing the good guy. Kasoor is till date my favourite film. Unfortunately there are few people in the industry who can envisage you playing a role like that," the actor said in an interview.

"It is comedy which people think come easily to me and I don't deny that. But I am still waiting for that dream role. I think every actor feels that way," says Shivdasani, who is all set to tickle the funny bone once again with 'Daddy Cool' releasing on Aug 28.

The 31-year-old actor, who started his career as a child star in cult classic 'Mr India' in 1987, got his first starry role in  Ram Gopal Verma'a 'Mast' opposite Urmila Matondkar in 1999.

Shivdasani's decade old career has had its ups and downs with films like 'Mr Ya Miss', 'Hangama', 'Masti', 'Darna Mana Hai' and 'Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' and 'Aloo Chat'.
The actor was last seen in Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor starrer 'Kambakkht Ishq'.

'Daddy Cool', directed by K Murli Mohan Rao, is the Hindi version of Hollywood film 'Death at a Funeral'. Distributed by Big Pictures, the film is a mad comedy with the backdrop of a funeral.

The film has an ensemble cast, which includes names like Suniel Shetty, Javed Jaffrey, Aarti Chhabria, Ashish Chowdhry, Tulip Joshi, Kim Sharma, Sophie Choudhry, Rajpal Yadav, Chunky Pandey and Prem Chopra along with Shivdasani.

"I play Michael who is terrified to encounter his fiancee's father at this funeral. He takes anti-anxiety pills to calm himself but the plan backfires. He starts hallucinating and the rest is for all you to see," the actor says.

"A comedy is a no-brainer which comes easily to me because personally I am a fun loving person. But I love doing a thriller or an action drama which is more challenging for me as an actor," Shivdasani says.

And one such film the actor is looking forward to is Sanjay Gupta's 'Acid Factory' which is an intense and dark film.

"The film revolves around these characters who are in a state of shock. They all have lost their memory due to an event and the film thickens as they discover their identity.

"It is a high octave drama which I am definitely looking forward and hope that the audiences would appreciate," Shivdasani said.

The film stars Dia Mirza, Danny Denzongpa, Fardeen Khan, Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Dino Morea alongside Aftab.

Directed by Supran Verma of 'Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena' fame it is slated to for a worldwide release on September 3.

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