'I see nothing wrong in being typecast'

Chocolate Hero
Last Updated 20 February 2013, 13:49 IST

He has been the doodh-peda in Sandalwood for way too long. But actor Diganth has no issues with this title; in fact, he is happy that his fans have accepted him as the chocolate hero of the Kannada film industry. But the actor says that he would like to explore different roles and genres.

“Since most of the movies in which I have played the chocolate hero have been successful, people like me like that. I see nothing wrong in being typecast in that genre,” he tells Metrolife.

But he is quick to inform that while he plays these roles, he ensures that there is a strong script and story to support the character. “I have always been picky about the kind of movies I do. And this has reflected on my body of work as well. I have enjoyed all the characters that I have played, because each one really fitted the script,” he adds.

Soon, Diganth will be seen in Barfi and Neer Dosai, directed by Kodi Ramkrishna. In Barfi, the actor will be seen playing the role of a software engineer. “It has nothing to do with the Hindi movie. It’s a completely commercial entertainer and a sweet romantic comedy. I have always enjoyed romantic comedies and I feel one can never get enough of them on screen,” he says.

Neer Dosai, which also stars Ramya, is said to be a horror film. “I play a musician in this movie and it’s going to be a really interesting kind of horror film. I don’t want to kill the curiosity,” he adds.

Soon, the actor will be giving Bollywood a shot as well. There were talks about him making his Bollywood debut in a Hindi film called ‘Jazz’. But Diganth remains tight-lipped about the project. “Bollywood offers have been there and I am open to making movies in all languages. Soon, I will be doing a movie with Vikram Bhatt — but we are yet to finalise the dates. Till then, I will be busy with the Celebrity Cricket League,” he signs off.

(Published 20 February 2013, 13:49 IST)

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