‘I am a shy guy’

IT’S DIFFICULT to get Sohail Khan to talk. The actor seems to always keep a low profile. But he says that isn’t intentional.

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Published: Tue 19 Aug 2008, 10:08 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:50 PM

“If I am asked the same questions again and again, what different answers will I give? But apart from that, I am a shy guy. In fact all of us - Salman, Arbaaz and I - are like that. We’d like our work to speak for us,” he says. The actor is aware that there are many people who thrive in the industry just by making sure that they are visible.

“Being a paper tiger is very dangerous because you don’t know where you really stand. Talking about myself doesn’t make any sense to me,” he laughs.

Talking about work, the actor’s movie God Tussi Great Ho is all set for release. He shares screen space with brother Salman once again after Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. “We take the chemistry from home on to the sets. He’s an actor who gives a lot to his movie.

With him there’s no ego or trying to keep an eye on each others work,” he says.

Sohail seems to have become a specialist at comedy.

But he believes that no one person can take credit for a comedy movie.

Sohail, who has directed movies like Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and Hello Brother has been concentrating on acting these days. So, given a choice what would he choose between the two?

“Direction, anyday. Acting is great fun. It keeps my kitchen burning. I always do films with saleble actors. So, there isn’t that much of an onus,” he points out. But doesn’t he want to be the one who has the onus on himself? “It’s not my choice,” he says adding, “I am not saleable enough to be in that kind of focus. I have handled production and I know that when a film is made, the producer shouldn’t struggle to release or publicise the film.” And Sohail doesn’t mind not being in the focus. “Piggyback on a star and ensure the film gets a decent release,” he laughs.

And though direction is where his heart lies, the actor will be seen in more movies. “There’s Hello based on the book One Night At A Call Centre, then there’s Kisaan that deals with issues of farmers, and finally there’s Main Aur Mrs Khanna,” he reveals. And what about going back to direction? “I have nothing to talk about at the moment. I want to concentrate on my production house till 2010- 12. There are a couple of films I really want to make.

Besides, there are acting commitments too,” he says.

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