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Vrajesh Hirjee: No apprehensions in doing adult comedies

In a career spanning almost two decades, Vrajesh Hirjee has tickled funny bones with several comedy films but the actor says he has no apprehensions to star in an adult comedy movie in the future.

Vrajesh Hirjee
Vrajesh Hirjee

Hirjee has been part of the successful "Golmaal" franchise, apart from featuring in movies like 'Sunday', 'Heyy Babyy' and 'One Two Three'. The actor says he was offered a role in the adult comedy 'Grand Masti' but could not be a part of it.

"There is no apprehension from my side that I do not want to do adult comedies. In fact, Indra Kumar (director) had called me for a part in 'Grand Masti' but I couldn't do it. In the future, if I get a chance to do something like that I will definitely do it," Hirjee told PTI yesterday.

The 44-year-old actor played Hrithik Roshan's friend Tony' in his breakthrough role in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai' and went on to star in the 2001 cult romantic-drama 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein'.

Hirjee feels the adult comedy genre in the country is misunderstood a lot. "Adult comedy is a very misunderstood genre in our country, it is being panned a lot... The level of jokes in the film would be something what friends would crack while they are having fun. If a film is given an A certificate, the audience knows what they will be watching.

"You can't expect to watch an adult comedy hoping it would be a children's film. That is hypocrisy," he added. Hirjee will be next seen in the comedy "Santa Banta Pvt Ltd". The film stars Boman Irani, Vir Das, Johnny Lever among others. The actor said it was a learning experience working with the "talented" star cast.

"I have worked with Johnny bhai (Johnny Lever) before too and I think he is a living legend. It is amazing to watch him perform. I have known Boman (Irani) for a long time and he is a fantastic actor. It has been a learning experience watching them perform."

Directed by Akashdeep Sabir, 'Santa Banta Pvt Ltd' also stars Neha Dhupia, Lisa Haydon, Ram Kapoor, Vijay Raaz among others.

The film is scheduled to release on April 22.

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