He will soon be seen along side Anurag Kashyap in the movie 'Akira', but actor Amit Sadh's wish is to star in a movie directed by the filmmaker.
Amit Sadh and Anurag Kashyap
Helmed by A R Murugadoss, "Akira" also stars Sonakshi Sinha and will feature Kashyap in a negative role.
"Anurag is amazing in the film. He is a great director and actor. Unfortunately, I don't have any scene with him, but I hope I get a scene with him when he is directing. I am more interested in that. It is one of my dreams to work with him," Amit told PTI in an interview.
"Unfortunately it has not come true till now. I keep telling him you are giving work to everyone, but me. I hope one day he will have something for me," the actor said.
The "Kai Po Che" star is currently filming the fictional sports-drama "Saat Kadam", where he will be seen in the role of a football player.
Amit said it was a challenge for him to get the physique of a football player because he had signed the film when he was fat.
"Footballers are very edgy, stout, so I had to physically transform myself, train to get into the right shape so as to not look fake. I had to do a lot of hard work; it was very challenging because when I signed the film I was fat. I had just finished 'Yaara' in which I weigh 90 kgs. So, I had to lose the fat and get abs," he said.
"Saat Kadam", scheduled to release mid-year, chronicles the generation gap and the relationship between a father and a son. Directed by Mohit Kumar Jha, the film also stars Ronit Roy and Deeksha Seth.
Amit said football is steadily growing in India and even the industry is more willing to back different subjects, including films on sports.
"In the last two-three years, football is rising in India. With the advertisements, sponsorship, and international attention, it is growing now. The thing about this film is that it is not just about football, but about a family which is connected emotionally to the sport.
"In the past we have had 'Mary Kom', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', and now even the MS Dhoni biopic is coming. As an industry too we are rising and pushing new subjects, including those which tackle with sports," he said.