'I try not to repeat myself'

'I try not to repeat myself'

Candid talk

For an actor like me, I try and choose the different roles among the ones I get,” says actor Randeep Hooda who has been setting a benchmark with his varied choice of roles. He adds, “Lot of people think that there is a fixed strategy behind it, but I just follow my heart and I try not to repeat myself.”

From Main aur Charles, Kick to Highway and Rangrasiya, Hooda affirms that variety makes his work interesting for himself. “My roles are all different. At least I try to keep it that way. Because it keeps it interesting for me to work and in turn, will keep the audiences interested in me. I love what I do. I feel it’s going to be recorded forever and so I do my best job,” says Hooda whose upcoming films include Do Lazfon Ki Kahani, Sarabjit and Sultan. 

The 39-year-old actor believes that today, scripts are experimental. “We all are grey. There is no black and white. There is no concept of good and bad. Everybody has aspects to their personality. Films today are exploring those aspects and that is why an actor like me is being appreciated. ”

He avers that Hindi Film industry is in a process of transition. “Though our scripts are not at par with Hollywood, we are open to experimentation. We are going through a transition where the conventional is not accepted anymore, and there is a lot more exposure to the real world instead of the tried and tested formulas,” says Hooda who made his Hindi film debut with Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding in 2001.

Not only restricting himself to acting, Hooda has been part of various social campaigns. As part of the recently launched Parle MTV Junkyard Project, an initiative supporting the national level Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in the capital, he says “cleanliness is not a mundane activity”. “India as a country has a huge demographic. If we continue to live in a clutter, the mind is going to be the same. That is why, this campaign essentially targets the youth. A mundane activity like cleanliness can be made fun. Catching them young is the best thing as they will be able to pass it on to the next generation. It just takes a little bit of effort,” Hooda tells Metrolife referring to the initiative across social media creating a buzz with its Dunk That Junk challenge videos featuring other celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Varun Dhawan among others.