Randeep Hooda: Don't have producers lining outside my home
He may be riding high on critical acclaim of "Sarbjit" but actor Randeep Hooda says he does not have producers queuing up outside his home
He may be riding high on critical acclaim of "Sarbjit" but actor Randeep Hooda says he does not have producers queuing up outside his home.
This year, Randeep was seen in "Laal Rang" and "Sarbjit" and is currently awaiting the release of two more films, "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani" and "Sultan".
"I don't have a line of producers standing outside my doors with bags of money. I don't think anybody has but you can create a perception that you do," the actor told reporters here.
"But I choose the best from what I get and once I choose to do it, that's when I make it mine. Four releases in four months is very tiring, I have to face you (media) guys every month...," he added.
He was speaking at the trailer launch of "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani" directed by Deepak Tijori.
Randeep feels it is good that the four films have come out almost back-to-back as this will show his versatility as an actor to the audience.
"These four films coming back-to-back would probably be able to highlight a general perception about the kind of roles that I have been attempting."
The actor made his film debut in 2001 with "Monsoon Wedding" and then bagged his second film, "D" after fours years.
The 39-year-old actor, however, said it was not a "struggle" for him in those years as he was working with filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.
"It was not a struggle. I was employed by Ram Gopal Varma in his factory, I used to earn 35 thousand rupees a month not to do any film because he was going to launch me in 'D'."
When asked if he is following the footsteps of actor Akshay Kumar, who is known for multiple film releases in a year, the actor said he looks upto the "Baby" star for his transformation.
"Akshay Kumar gets 400 times more money than I do... But he is one actor who has really evolved with every film. He is the most evolving actor. From his action image to comedy, and now he is doing both," Randeep said.
"He is choosing very content-full films. I am glad you're comparing me with him. Even if you did by the number of releases. I look upto him. He is an actor who is always looking for growth," the "Kick" actor said.
"Do Lafzon Ki Kahani" also stars Kajal Agrawal and is scheduled to release on June 10.