HOODA NOT A ‘SERIOUS’ ACTOR
The actor says he’s always tried to choose different roles and that he hates being tagged as a ‘serious’ actor
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.