Deepak Tijori is back to acting -- blame it on Sunny Leone!

Published: Nov 08, 2013, 08:43 IST | Shaheen Parkar

Actor-turned-director Deepak Tijori is back to being in front of the camera. He essays a villain in Devang Dholakia's upcoming venture, Tina & Lolo, starring Sunny Leone.

Twenty years ago, Deepak played the bad guy in Mansoor Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar opposite Aamir Khan, so in a way life has come a full circle for him.

Sunny Leone and Deepak Tijori
Sunny Leone and Deepak Tijori in Tina & Lolo

Explains Devang, “I had visualised a strong male evil character. Tina & Lolo does not have a hero but two heroines -- Sunny Leone and Karishma Tanna. My girls are my heroes in my film. When we were looking for a villain, I thought of Deepak as I felt he fitted the bill perfectly.”

As part of his preparations, Deepak lost weight to look his part of a debonair villain with a salt and pepper look.

Says Deepak, “I was looking at doing work as an actor again, and I felt good when Devang offered me this film, The icing on the cake was Sunny. I can’t deny that!”

He adds, “Several actors do have a problem in going grey on screen, but I was looking for a change and once we did the make-up test, we were sure, this was a welcome change.”

Deepak who has directed films like Oops!, Fareb and Fox is making another film called Dare You. 

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