Monday, August 07, 2006
VJ turned actor Ranvir Shorey has become one of the most popular faces on television through 'The Great Indian Comedy Show'. After his last movie Mixed Doubles he is all set for his next release Pyar Ke Side Effects.
What made you do a walk on part in Naseeruddin Shah's Yun Hota To Kya Hota?
I was touched that he asked me to be a part of his film. This was his first movie and he asked only to those people, who are close to him. I feel great to find myself in his friends list.
Tell us about Pyaar Ke Side Effects
I play a character called Nanoo in PKSE. He has always made wrong choices and later he has failed to his commitments as well. He is one of interesting characters in the movie. Its script and director Saket compelled me to go for this movie. I know Saket from a long time and I wanted to work with him. When he came to me with this interesting script I said yes to him.
Reportedly you play a very unclean character in the film. Is it true? Why so?
Yes, I play a degenerated, unclean guy, who regrets for his deeds. He is a friend of Rahul Bose. He is usually without clothes or just one pair of clothes which is dirty jeans and a t-shirt.
Practically half the nation has a crush on Mallika Sherawat. Did you have one too?
No, I don't have a crush on her. I met her twice on the sets. She is a sweet girl.
How was it working with Rahul Bose?
Though I have not worked with Rahul before, I know him from quite long time. He is an intelligent actor. He is committed towards his work and he is fun to work with.
Tell us something about your role in Madhur's The Signal?
I play a conman during day and a drug addict at night. I play a non-comic part in the movie; overall I play a pathetic character. I like the way Madhur has shaped my character. His sense of direction is amazing.
You have worked with Konkana in Mixed Doubles and now in Signal too. How was it working with her again?
Konkana is a wonderful costar. It was fun to work with her in Mixed Doubles. We enjoyed working together as we are good friends in real life too.
You have done offbeat and commercial movies too. What interests you most as an actor?
It doesn't matters to me. I believe films can be either good or bad. I don't differentiate them as offbeat or commercial. Script and role is important for me.
Who are you paired opposite in Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd?
I am paired opposite Dia Mirza. I play a Gujrati businessman, who is just married and he does not understand love. Rather he doesn't know how to express his feelings.
How was it working with a woman director (Reema Kagti) in Honeymoon?
I know Reema much before she made her debut as a director. She is a talented and bright girl. I was touched when she asked me for Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.
After being a VJ for several years, how and why did you think of getting into acting?
Films were always first on my priority list. Initially, I didn't wanted to be an actor but people around me encouraged me towards acting. I was always interested in filmmaking and have worked for television.
You are one of the popular faces on television through 'The Great Indian Comedy Show', what's your take on that? Do you think TGICS has given you a new image?
Well, if people feel that I am a known face on television then I am happy about it.