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Another side of Tusshar Kapoor

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Thursday, July 27, 2006
Tusshar KapoorMumbai (UNI): Actor Tushar Kapoor, whose performance as a mute character in Golmaal was well appreciated, says he did not know there was a lighter side of him until he acted in his home production Kya Kool Hai Hum. Talking to UNI, Tushar says his role in Golmaal - Fun Unlimited was not a run of the mill comedy role. ''Earlier, I thought comedy was not my forte. I had to rehearse on sound, body gestures to make my actions as a mute person look perfect,'' he said. Tushar, who has films like Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and Khakee to his credit which depicted him in intense, sensitive and child-like characters, said he was open to all kinds of roles. ''But, the film's script should be inspiring. Besides, I should be comfortable working with those involved in the making of the movie,'' he said.

Asked where he sees himself in a competitive Bollywood, Tushar considers himself as ''successful'' and wants to go higher and higher. ''I have had my share of hits and flops. I want my career to be like my dad (actor Jeetendra),'' he said. Speaking about his forthcoming ventures, Tushar said his next release scheduled for November this year, will be Good Boy Bad Boy produced by Subhash Ghai. ''It stars Emraan Hashmi and myself. It is a campus musical directed by newcomer Ashwini Chaudhary,'' he informs.

Similarly, Tushar is looking forward to his first negative role as gangster Dilip Bua in Sanjay Gupta's Shootout at Lokhandwala based on the real life encounter between the Mumbai police and gangsters led by dreaded underworld kingpin Maya Dolas, which goes on floor from August three. ''It is a completely new challenge. I play the role of a dreaded gangster. I am working on getting the attitudes, like coldness in the eyes, and language of my character right. Vivek Oberoi plays Maya Dolas.'' The young actor will also be seen in a thriller called Agar.

To a question on whether his television baron sister Ekta Kapoor is planning a film starring him with their father Jeetendra, Tushar said that his father was busy with the management of Balaji Telefilms and was not interested in facing the camera. ''If there is a good script, we might persuade him,'' he added.

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