The ac­tor says he’s al­ways tried to choose dif­fer­ent roles and that he hates be­ing tagged as a ‘se­ri­ous’ ac­tor

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Ran­deep Hooda (right) doesn’t be­lieve in minc­ing his words when it comes to act­ing, par­tic­u­larly his skills.

The Once Upon A Time In Mum­bai ac­tor will soon be seen with Aish­warya Rai Bachchan in a film based on the life of Sarab­jit Singh, an In­dian na­tional con­victed of ter­ror­ism and spy­ing by a Pak­istani court.

Ran­deep ar­gues that he has al­ways tried dif­fer­ent roles, and hates be­ing la­belled as a “se­ri­ous ac­tor.” “(Laughs) It’s not that easy. I like do­ing roles which are very dif­fer­ent,” says Ran­deep, who was re­cently in the Cap­i­tal for the launch of the Gur­gaon Polo And Eques­trian Club. “The role of Charles was very dif­fer­ent from Sarab­jit’s role. That was based on an in­ci­dent, this one is more than just an in­ci­dent. I am also do­ing an­other film which is be­ing di­rected by Syed Ahmed Afzal, and that will be a dark com­edy. So I don’t think I am a ‘se­ri­ous’ ac­tor. I like to do chal­leng­ing roles and so far, I have been very lucky in what­ever I have been of­fered,” he adds.

The 39-year-old ac­tor who was re­cently seen in Main Aur Charles, didn’t like the fact that peo­ple were cat­e­goris­ing it as a biopic.

“It was a won­der­ful story and I am really proud of my­self that I did it. But it wasn’t a biopic, be­cause it wasn’t based on his (Charles Sobhraj’s) life. It was based on an in­ci­dent — the jail­break, and al­though the in­ci­dent is true, there were lot of fic­tional el­e­ments that were put in the story,” he says.


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