'I am very much in love'

'I am very much in love'

Aftab Shivdasani has looks that can kill. He surely has a huge fan-following among women but the actor is very modest and thinks that all this attention is short-lived.

 Aftab may not be on a film-signing spree but he is remembered for the roles that he has played. Even his last film, 1920 - Evil Returns, saw him attempt something truly different. But success has not gone to his head.

And he can’t sound more level-headed when he tells Metrolife, “Honestly, I don’t take the attention that I get seriously.

I know that at the end of the day, it’s all an illusion and it’s going to vanish the moment you lose your so-called stardom.”

Aftab has just completed Grand Masti, which is slated to be released in September. He clarifies that the film is not a ‘sequel’ but in the same franchise as the original Masti in 2004. “I play the same character Prem but the story, location and setting is different,” he shares.
As a genre, horror has always excited Aftab and one got to see how involved he was with his role in 1920.... Working with Vikram Bhatt, says Aftab, was an unforgettable experience. “I enjoyed working in the movie and have always loved playing intense roles but I haven’t got the opportunity,” he notes.

Aftab has always taken time to choose the kind of roles he wants to do. His two-year sabbatical seems to have done him a lot of good. “I am refreshed and energised now. I look forward to signing films as soon as I see the opportunity,” he adds.

Not all actors accept any role that comes their way. Aftab also has rejected a couple of offers but has no regrets about it. “There are always projects that one might have said ‘no’ to or accepted roles that someone else has said ‘no’ to. That’s the way things are here and it has to be accepted as a part of this line of work,” he feels.

And he is also one of those who doesn’t believe that there’s anything called a ‘perfect role.’ He says, “There’s nothing like a perfect role. A role is a role like a character is a character. It’s the actor who shapes every character and makes it what it is.”

Aftab may have lost count of the number of films he has done so far but there are a couple of roles which, the actor feels, are worth recollecting, like the one in Shukriya. “I loved the story and the character the moment I heard it and my excitement knew no bounds. It will always be a special film for me.”

Finding true love is a very relative thing, feels Aftab. “I am not trying to sound pessimistic but only a fortunate few find true love.  I would only like to say that I am very much in love,” he signs off. 

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