I am a private person: Sharman Joshi

Last Updated 18 September 2013, 12:22 IST

'3 Idiots' star Sharman Joshi likes to maintain a low profile when he is not doing any film and the actor says he does not feel comfortable discussing about his life unnecessarily.

"I am a private person. I understand people want to know more about me at some point. I feel the best and the most appropriate time for that is when I am out promoting a film, or at some cause. That is the time I like to talk. But apart from that I do not see the need for it." Sharman told PTI in an interview.

Sharman will be seen next in comedy "War Chod Na Yaar" after his last year's laugh riot "Ferrari Ki Sawaari".

"'War Chod Na Yaar' is basically about the Indian and Pakistani soldiers at the border during the peace time, their casual relationship. It is a war comedy. It is a first of it's kind in terms of the genre. In Indian cinema we have never done this kind of comedy, so that is a USP," he said.

Directed by debut filmmaker Faraz Haider, who has assisted Dibakar Banerjee on "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!", the film will hit theatres on October 11.

Sharman is playing the role of an Indian Army Captain and says he has not done any research for the character.

"I did not do any research for the role. I have rarely done research for any of my movies. It was always the skill, the director and my instinct. Probably my last research was for 'Golmal', when I played a deaf character. But that research I had done during my play time because that was a space to understand," he said.

The 34-year-old actor was in the Capital to be a part of World Hunger Relief programme, organised by Yum and Smile Foundation.

Sharman will star opposite his "Rang De Basanti" co-star Soha Ali Khan, who is playing a war correspondent in the film. The film also stars Javed Jaffery and Sanjay Mishra in pivotal roles.

Sharman tasted success first time with commercial film "Style" and after that he did many comedies like "Xcuse Me" and "Shaadi No 1". But he does not have any qualms about starring in comedies.

"After 'Style', I got plenty of offers in that line. I decided I will not get bogged down by any perception. As an actor I am going to do my job and enjoy my journey. I got mostly comedy offers but some of them were good," he said.

The actor feels his last film "Ferrari Ki Sawaari" proved as a game changer because he is bagging solo projects after the film.

"'Ferrari ki Sawaari' has contributed hugely in this regard, it has been a game changer for me. I would own to all Vidhu Vinod chopra who saw such talent in me and nothing else. Doing a movie with the brand they are and the project being successful and me getting more offers, that is the game changer," he said.

(Published 18 September 2013, 12:22 IST)

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