I want to do comedy, says Tisca Chopra

It's an exciting phase for actress Tisca Chopra. Her book is all set to hit the market. She’s also busy with her upcoming film opposite Arvind Swamy. There’s a lot to catch up with her and she happily obliges...

Who: Tisca Chopra, Actress
What: Talking about her films and upcoming book

A success story
Though 24 is over, I am still getting compliments for the show and my role. Frankly, I never expected it to be so huge. When Anil (Kapoor) offered me this show and said that it will be beyond my expectations, I didn’t take him too seriously. Even when it began, the initial response was lukewarm. But it picked up phenomenally and I remembered Anil’s words then. It’s a matter of pride for me that people who saw the original series were thrilled with the Indian version too. If there’s going to be a new season of the show and they want me to feature in it, I am game for it, of course (smiles).

More television
I am all for another show if it is launched on a big scale and has the gumption and self-belief that 24 had. But I am not in favour of a reality show unless I am hosting one. I am definitely not cut out for a show like Bigg Boss because I am too private a person. Also I talk straight without any manipulations, so there would a huge ruckus. Apart from that, I have this crooked sense of humour which can create a furore (laughs loudly).

A different genre
I have done some interesting and meaningful films like Firaaq, Taare Zameen Par and OMG. Having said that, I am dying to do a comedy film. In fact, I was offered one recently but unfortunately I couldn’t take it up owing to date issues. Thankfully, with the success of 24, people are approaching me with different kinds of roles.

The period drama
I am doing the Hindi and Tamil version of the film based on Mahesh Manjrekar’s 2012 hit Marathi film Kaksparsh. It’s a period drama and I am starring alongside Arvind Swamy. He’s a delight to work with and is looking better than ever.

Getting booked
My book is available online and will be out in the market in a couple of days. It’s a book for those who come into the film industry to make it big. People who have no connections, godfather or anyone to guide them can make several mistakes. It’s a guide for them on managing themselves. There are interesting accounts and anecdotes from industry people like Anil Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali, Shabana Azmi and Anurag Kashyap to name a few. When I told my friends from the industry about the concept of the book, they were very supportive. I don’t promise that people will become super stars after reading the book but it can save them some heartbreaks for sure.

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