April 17, 2010 04:03:12 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
That Paresh Rawal is a highly versatile actor is old news and also the fact that he has successfully essayed all kinds of characters. But he is most loved by the Hindi film audience for his effortless comic timing in King of Comedy Priyadarshan's films. From HERA PHERI to Priyan's last hit, DE DANA DAN, Paresh has had the audience rolling down the aisles with laughter with his bumbling, greedy for money comic acts.
However, it appears that Priyan is all set to give Paresh a very dangerous makeover in Kumar Mangat's project with Ajay Devgan, AKROSH, which is based on honour killing. In AKROSH, Paresh plays a completely negative character, a dirty, horrible cop married to Bipasha Basu.
Although this is not the first time that Paresh will be seen in a totally villainous role as the audience, especially those of the mid 80's and 90's will remember Paresh essaying quite a few grey characters. Prominent amongst them are NAAM, SIR, DACAIT etc.
In all the above mentioned films, master actor Paresh has been superb as a villain and we are pretty sure that National Award winner Priyadarshan's image makeover for Paresh in AKROSH will also be worth its weight in gold.