'My struggle goes on'

Tusshar Kapoor talks about breaking his 'comic hero' image and confesses to have made professional mistakes

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Published: Sat 15 Sep 2007, 9:58 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:49 AM

mySOME ACTORS never take success for granted. The reticent Tusshar Kapoor might have had a couple of box-office successes (Kya Kool Hai Hum, Golmaal and Shootout At Lokhandwala) tucked under his designer belt, but he's not basking in their reflected glory.

Tusshar, who's had mixed reports at the box-office (blockbusters and flops streak his five year old career) now hopes to break free from his comic hero image with 'Aggar' where he plays a 'character with different shades.' Tusshar who confesses to having made professional mistakes after a hit debut (Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai) feels he's got it right now. "I have chosen the right kind of roles. Although I did not expect the cards to turn so drastically. I just wanted my work to be appreciated and it did. I am quite happy doing both comedy and action. Basically I want interesting roles which will give me scope as an actor," he says.

After Shootout, Tusshar plays a gangster again (this time an aspiring one) in Priyadarshan's 'Dhol.' He is also doing Ashwin Dheer's 'One, Two Three' with Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. "For me the role comes first, then the production house. Earlier I could not perform in many films because of differences with directors. I don't want that to happen again," he says. And he's also got 'Aggar', a romantic thriller, which will help him break his 'good guy' image. And has he been successful in breaking the 'comic actor' tag? He says, "It is difficult, because producers tend to offer roles which they think you've been successful in doing. That's why I did 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' which got me rave reviews, but I ended up getting gangster roles! So I try to balance things by doing different roles." And how does he react to sister Ekta's soaps? Does he feel the need to be a part of Balaji telefilms? He says, "I have lost track of the TV soaps lately but they can be very addictive. Yes, I do get a lot of reactions from almost everyone on saas-bahu soaps and to this I can only say that they have to be good because you are paying so much attention to them!"

Tusshar feels that his star son status hasn't really helped him as his parents haven't been involved with his career at all and never really promoted him. "I don't need to work for money. My family has neither taken my success nor failure seriously. They believe I should never give up."

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