‘My female roles get talked about more than the male ones’
am at that stage in my career where what I am doing and with whom, is most important. I have to enjoy my work, and the rest will fall into place,” says actor-comedian Ali Asgar, who turned a year older yesterday. He adds, “After Judwaa 2 last year, I shot for a film with Ram Gopal Varma and another horror film, this year. I can work 365 days in a year but one has to wait to get the kind of work you want.”
Ali, who has been seen playing women characters on various comedy shows, says he would love to surprise people with different roles but unfortunately he has been typecast. “If I turn down the role of a woman on a show, it will go to another actor. It is tricky. Playing a character is my job — be it male or female. Last year, in the comedy shows The Drama Company and Dhan Dhana Dhan, I played a man and a woman but my role as a woman gets talked about more than the ones I play as a man. Even in my upcoming comedy show with Sunil Grover, I am playing a man and a woman. If I can entertain people while playing a woman on screen, then it is worth it. I won’t play a woman on screen for the sake of it,” he says.
After parting ways professionally with actorcomedian Kapil Sharma over one and half years ago, Ali has been in touch with Kapil and has even been invited to the latter’s wedding next week. “We spoke on the phone and he invited me to Punjab where he is getting married but I will be in China for a show so I won’t be able to attend it. But I will try to attend his reception in