Especially after BHEJA FRY, everyone would have expected Pathak to succumb to the temptation of playing dumb, brainless or a twisted comic character. But the 'idiot' man from the Sagar Ballary directed film certainly has other ideas as he continues to impress with different acts in each of his subsequent films.
After BHEJA FRY, he was seen in a small role in BUDDHA MAR GAYA as a horny doctor who is willing to take a 'chance' and take a romp with a struggling actress (Rakhi Sawant). Though the film came and went on to be a dud at the box office, Vinay's act didn't fail to bring in laughs.
Just last week, he was seen in a complete contrast as a cop from Rajasthan in MANORAMA SIX FEET UNDER. As a simple, uncomplicated and a practical man, he came up with a very natural act.
This was followed by JOHNNY GADDAAR which released this Friday. As a night club owner where illegal gambling is held, he played a local middle aged man from Mumbai who leads a normal life with family and friends.
Some of his upcoming films are Sudhir Mishra's KHOYA KHOYA CHAND and Rajat Kapoor's MITHYA.
With selection of contrasting roles like these which are different from each other like chalk and cheese, Vinay Pathak has proved that he of course is not an 'idiot'!