It has been more than a decade since Ashish Vidyarthi last appeared in a Hindi film. The actor is all set to make a Bollywood comeback in Prabhu Deva’s Rambo Rajkumar. And the senior actor, who has done over 200 films in several languages, feels this will mark his rebirth in the industry.
A source says, “Vidyarthi made his Bollywood debut in 1993 with films like Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi and Drohkaal and then disappeared from the Hindi film industry in 2000. He was not very happy with the kind of roles he was getting. His business manager Rajkumar Tiwari brought him back with a plump role in Rambo Rajkumar.”
Says Vidyarthi, “It is a process of rediscovering myself after 13 years. Doing Rambo Rajkumar is to let people in the Hindi film industry know that I am available and hungry for all kinds of cinema. I am looking for multidimensional characters and am ready to create my new identity.” The actor also played a small role in Anurag Basu’s Barfi! “Anurag told me he had this role specially for me and I happily did it,” adds the actor.