Sikandar Kher to play negative role for the first time in TV debut '24'

Bollywood actor Sikandar Kher says he is excited to play a negative role for the first time in his career in TV-debut series "24".

Sikander Kher
Sikandar Kher

Starring Anil Kapoor, "24" is a drama based on the American series of the same name. Sikandar, who is part of the upcoming second season of the show, says the character he plays is something which he has never attempted.

"I am playing a negative character in the show. I am thrilled as it is completely different, something which I haven't attempted before. Shooting it was great fun and I had a good time on the sets. Now I am waiting for the audience's reaction," Sikandar told PTI.

The 34-year-old actor made his Bollywood debut with "Woodstock Villa" in 2008 and went on to work in films like "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" and "Players".

Sikandar says his parents, veteran actors Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher, do not interfere in his work.

"My parents are actors too and they don't interfere with my work. We do discuss films with each other, I tell them about the role I am playing, the film I am a part of, but they never meddle with that.

They advice me about general things but never specifically on films. They leave that decision to me," he said.

Sikandar will be next seen in Abhishek Sharma's satirical comedy "Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive". In the film, he plays a white man who comes to India on a secret mission, disguised as a Punjabi film producer.

"I had to do a 15-day workshop. There was no apprehension as such, I never over-think about my work. I had a director like Abhishek who had a great vision and was very clear what he wanted out of me. I had people like Manish and the entire team with me which was just fantastic," he said.

The actor also got engaged to girlfriend Priya Singh recently. She is the daughter of interior designer Kavita Singh and businessman Jasjit Singh. Priya and actress Sonam Kapoor are cousins as their mothers are sisters. Sikander, however, said no date has been finalised yet for the marriage.

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