'I'd shed weight to fit into a role'

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'I'd shed weight to fit into a role'

Tusshar Kapoor’s cool demeanour makes him the ideal choice for a comedy flick.

However, he is not ready to be compartmentalised into a single genre and asserts that people often forget his contribution in films like ‘The Dirty Picture’.

The actor had paid a visit to the City recently to promote his upcoming film
Bajatey Raho, in which he essays the role of a middle-class person who is going through a tough phase.

“It’s a revenge drama and the story involves a heist. The character that I am playing is doing all this to avenge the wrong that has been done to his father. Thus the heist begins. Though this could lead them to their doom, they are ready to take a chance,” he says.

About his co-star in the film, he says “I did not know Vishakha and met her on the sets. Our chemistry has been great in the film and off it as well.”

“I don’t know why people don’t remember the movies in which I have played
serious characters. I am not just a comic actor. There are different shades to my personality. I believe in essaying every role with utmost conviction. Being a part of a new film and playing a new character is always a great feeling. The best part is working with a new director and new actors. For me, every film is a different take,” he says.

The actor had quite a meaty role in ‘The Dirty Picture’ and says that he did not expect the film to do so well.

“I am happy that it was received well by the audience. It was supposed to be a multiplex film, but it went on to have a mass appeal,” he says.

He asserts that he is not biased towards any film and has worked hard in all the films that he has done so far.

Ask him about the current fad for six packs and fitness and he is quick to say, “It depends upon the role that I am doing. If the character in the film requires me to have a particular image, I’d gladly shed weight to fit into a role. It is very important for me to make sure that I am into the character,” he explains.

Having a veteran actor for a father has been a very humbling experience and he says that watching his films has taught him a lot.

“The best way to understand the nitty-gritty of the industry was by watching my father’s films. I remember my sister and I used to watch his films over and over again as kids and that has taught both of us a lot. I never took advice from him but I admired his work,” says Tusshar.

For now, the actor is excited about his upcoming movie and looking forward to be a part an untitled film made by his mentor Satish Kaushik.

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