I wanted to break away from the lover-boy image: Jimmy
After working in romantic films like Mohabbatein (2000) and Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), Jimmy Sheirgill (left) wanted to break away from his “chocolate-lover boy image.” The actor says that’s why he starred in off-beat films such as Yahaan (2005) and A Wednesday (2008).
“After doing those films, I chose films that were intense. I love to play different characters and every time I have to do a strong character, I get the chance to research about it, do my own hard work to prepare for it. It’s a kind of a challenge and I love to do that,” says the 43-year-old.
After nearly two decades in the industry, Jimmy wants to play characters which have a story behind them. “Roles can be the same but characters need to be different. I don’t want to do a similar character again and again, even if some people like me playing only that character,” he says.
“I’d much rather be part of an ensemble star castsomething like a Lage Raho Munna Bhai, where I played the taxi driver, rather than doing a film in which I’m the hero but I do nothing throughout the film and get the girl in the end. I prefer meaty roles than doing a character that can be played by anyone else on screen,” adds Sheirgill.