‘Ev­ery pro­ducer wants me to do com­edy films’

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While he has done se­ri­ous films such as Bad­la­pur (2015) and Mithiya (2008), ac­tor

Vi­nay Pathak (left) is loved the most for his comic roles. The 47-year-old tells us that it’s very nat­u­ral for peo­ple to type­cast him, but he makes sure to not re­peat a role that he has played be­fore. “This is an in­dus­try norm. Peo­ple think that I did Bheja Fry (2007) well and now ev­ery pro­ducer wants to do a Bheja Fry with me,” laughs Vi­nay.

The 47-year-old, who will be seen in the biopic of free­dom fighter Gaur Hari Das, adds, “If you see the kind of films I have done, you will no­tice that I never re­peat a role. I am clear about that.”

He says that shoot­ing for the film was great. “It was fan­tas­tic. My di­rec­tor Ananth Ma­hade­van and co-ac­tors, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tan­nishtha Chat­ter­jee and Ran­vir Shorey were so good ... they made it easy for me,” he says. About the kind of films he likes to take up, Vi­nay says: “The film can be a com­edy or a thriller, but the script has to be in­ter­est­ing.” The ac­tor also makes sure to pro­mote all his films. “I don’t think you can ever take the au­di­ence for granted. My main aim be­fore the re­lease of any film is to make sure that max­i­mum num­ber of peo­ple get to know about the film and want to watch it,” he adds.

If you see the kind of films I have done, you will no­tice that I never re­peat a role. I am very clear about that

Vi­nay Pathak, ac­tor

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