Close to real life

Close to real life

Romantic comedy

Close to real life

Actor Parvin Dabaas says his just-released romantic comedy ‘Jab Tum Kaho’ mirrors his real life character of a Delhi-based ‘rough’ guy.

Dabaas, 41, said the real and the reel have merged in the portrayal of his character in the film.

“My character of a Delhi-based guy bears similarity with my real life status as a rough-mannered Delhiite, while my heroine Ambalika Sarkar represents a vibrant, sweet Kolkata girl ‘Khusi’ in the film,” he said. Dabaas, who says he is still relishing his shooting experience, has ‘Mirror Game’ among his upcoming Bollywood releases, a psychological thriller where he has enacted a professor’s role. “My character holds himself responsible for the death of a student,” he said.

About his second Bollywood film ‘Kuldip Patwal’, a political thriller, Dabaas said, “While thrillers are the toast of the season, political thrillers have got more relevance in present-day India. In ‘Kuldip Patwal’, I am pitted with Raima Sen and I found her to be a beautiful girl and a lovely actor. I wish to see her in Bollywood Diaries but could not find the time.”

Directors’ favourite for his versatility, Dabaas has acted in a wide variety of movies including ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’, ‘My Name Is Khan’ and ‘Ragini MMS 2’.

“You slot them into different genres. You call ‘Monsoon Wedding’ a cross-over film, ‘Ragini MMS 2’ a horror film, MNIK a larger than life film, but for me it is the same approach to a character.”

Dabaas, who has worked with directors like Mira Nair, is willing to land a role in an Aparna Sen project. “I am hoping the script will be a really good one as also the character. She is my all-time favourite director from Bengal.”

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