Ran­deep Hooda fo­cuses only on his work and not the star cast

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Ac­tor Ran­deep Hooda (right), who is shar­ing screen space with Aish­warya Rai Bachchan in a biopic on In­dian death row pris­oner Sarab­jit Singh, says that he fo­cuses only on his film’s di­rec­tor and not his co-stars.

Af­ter rop­ing in Aish­warya for the role of Sarab­jit’s sis­ter Dal­bir Kaur, the mak­ers have cho­sen Ran­deep to play the pro­tag­o­nist of the film. “I work with di­rec­tors ... never work with a costars apart from be­ing in the scene. My in­ter­est is usu­ally in the di­rec­tor be­cause he is the per­son I am work­ing with,” says Hooda.

“I have lit­tle or no in­ter­est in who the other ac­tors in the film are. That is the di­rec­tor’s job. Once they (co-ac­tors) are on the job, then it is my job. Be­fore that, I am not wor­ried or ner­vous about do­ing this ... it wouldn’t mat­ter to me,” he said.

When asked to com­ment on Aish­warya be­ing part of the film, Ran­deep sim­ply said, “Great.”

The movie will nar­rate the strug­gle of Dal­bir, whose aim in life was to get her brother out of jail who had been im­pris­oned in Pak­istan and con­victed of ter­ror­ism and spy­ing.

Sarab­jit, who died in 2013 in a jail in Pak­istan, had claimed that he was a farmer who strayed into Pak­istan from his vil­lage lo­cated on the bor­der.

Be­sides this project, Ran­deep will be seen in a love story and in an­other film where he would play a Jat for the first time.

Talk­ing about his projects, he says: “I am do­ing a film which is a pure love story. I am done with its shoot­ing. Then I have a movie in which I will get to play a jat for the first time,” he said.

I have lit­tle or no in­ter­est in who the other ac­tors in the film are. My in­ter­est is usu­ally in the di­rec­tor

Ran­deep Hooda, ac­tor

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