Rahul Dev: I'm slotted in negative roles

Actor Rahul Dev, known for his tall, rugged and fit frame, says he has been slotted as a negative character onscreen.

Rahul Dev
Rahul Dev

The actor, who has essayed rough and tough roles in Hindi and Tamil films, told IANS here: "I've done (various) negative roles... Everything in life tends to slot you. I have been in showbiz for 25 years... But like a reporter would have some kind of portfolio, in the same way I have been slotted as a negative artiste (in films)."

Rahul is currently here as part of couple-based reality TV show "Power Couple" with his girlfriend and actress Mugdha Godse.

Talking about his film work, Rahul said: "I have three projects and one of them is 'Dishoom', which I am shooting for. It is obviously a negative role (for me), I have been presented quite well... Rohit (Dhawan) has been a kind director."

The actor has also had two back-to-back film releases in the Tamil film industry -- "10 Endrathukulla" and "Vedalam". The latter, featuring superstar Ajith Kumar, raked in Rs.15.3 crore on release day in Tamil Nadu, and emerged as the biggest box office opener in the language since last year's blockbuster "Kaththia".

For now, Rahul is focussed on "Power Couple", which will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television channel starting Saturday.

The show will see celebrity couples like Apoorva Agnihotri-Shilpa Saklani, Aamir Ali-Sanjeeda Sheikh, Delnaaz Irani-Percy Karkaria and Ashmit Patel-Mehak Chahal taking physical and mental tasks for testing their compatibility.

"Power Couple", which was launched here, will be co-hosted by Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan.

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