No­body has of­fered me vil­lain­ous roles on TV says Ronit Roy

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HWhether I do a neg­a­tive char­ac­ter or a pos­i­tive char­ac­ter, the ide­ol­ogy needs to be jus­ti­fied RONIT ROY, AC­TOR

is last few film ap­pear­ances have seen him play char­ac­ters with grey shades, as op­posed to his body of work on the small screen. Ac­tor Ronit Roy says no­body has of­fered him a vil­lain­ous role on TV in re­cent times.

If on the small screen, Ronit has of­ten been por­trayed as a heart-warm­ing fam­ily man, he has played roles with an evil streak in crit­i­cally ac­claimed films like Udaan (2010), Ugly (2014) and Guddu Rangeela(2015).

On the big screen, Ronit will once again be seen in a neg­a­tive role in a film star­ring Hrithik Roshan with his younger brother Ro­hit Roy.

Ronit says that it's not that he is dis­in­ter­ested in do­ing a neg­a­tive role in TV shows. “No­body has of­fered me a role of a vil­lain on TV. I can do a neg­a­tive role on medi­ums depend­ing on the con­cept. It de­pends upon a lot of things —what kind of neg­a­tive char­ac­ter it is, what is the char­ac­ter do­ing, why is he do­ing so, his ide­ol­ogy... Whether I do a neg­a­tive char­ac­ter or a pos­i­tive char­ac­ter, the ide­ol­ogy needs to be jus­ti­fied,” says Ronit. Talk­ing about the dif­fer­ence in roles he has es­sayed on TV and films, Ronit says that since 2010, he has worked in more films than the num­ber of TV shows he has worked in over 15 years of his ca­reer.

“The mak­ers are dif­fer­ent, the way a di­rec­tor looks at a char­ac­ter is dif­fer­ent. In ev­ery film, you are es­say­ing a dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter. It’s like two-hour films in com­par­i­son to shows that run for two or four years where an ac­tor is do­ing the same char­ac­ter,” says the 51 year old.

Be­fore his TV ca­reer took off in a big way, Ronit had fea­tured in small roles in a va­ri­ety of movies. But af­ter he worked his way to be of­ten touted as the Amitabh Bachchan of In­dian tele­vi­sion, the doors for Bol­ly­wood opened for him once again.

Ronit says the two medi­ums should not be com­pared. “Even in a TV show, there are dif­fer­ent kinds of scenes, twists and turns. There is scope for adapt­ing or chang­ing the per­for­mance and to try dif­fer­ent things. It is not that one is good or one is bad— they are just sep­a­rate medi­ums,” says Ronit.

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