‘These days vil­lains are cooler, sex­ier and suave’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal

He played the lead an­tag­o­nist in his de­but film and won praise for it. In­deed, ac­tor Freddy Daruwala (right) has set a new bench­mark for the young breed of actors in the in­dus­try. Freddy who was seen as the lead vil­lain in the Ak­shay Ku­mar-star­rer Hol­i­day (2014) feels the line be­tween neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive roles have blurred now.

Freddy says, “Now you don’t feel like those old con­ven­tional vil­lains any­more. These days, it’s only about por­tray­ing the roles with panache and style, among other things. To­day vil­lains are not that bad look­ing ei­ther, un­like in the past. They are much cooler, sex­ier and suave,” says the ac­tor ad­mit­ting that he con­sid­ered all these fac­tors when he agreed to take up his de­but role.

He feels he made the right choice be­cause it’s not ev­ery day that an ac­tor gets to star in a film as big as this. “If I had not worked in Hol­i­day, I would have missed the chance to work with Ak­shay (sir), Son­akshi Sinha and a film­maker of Mu­ru­ga­doss’ stature. So if you see, it was a win-win sit­u­a­tion for me.”

The 32-year-old ac­tor who will be seen play­ing a neg­a­tive role in his next as well says it’s go­ing to be even bet­ter than what the au­di­ence has seen of him so far. “My char­ac­ter plays such an im­por­tant part that till the end of the film, peo­ple will not ac­tu­ally know whether I am play­ing a pos­i­tive or a neg­a­tive role. It’ll keep them en­gaged and force them to think hard,” he re­veals.

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