While the talk is mostly centered around LUCK BY CHANCE (the film which releases this Friday and shows Rishiji in the role of veteran film maker Romy Rolly) and DELHI-6, one can’t help but smile on various anecdotes and wisecracks that he shares, which unfortunately are relegated to my laptop as ‘off the record’ conversations. Well, may be some other day, some other time. Till then, let’s hear on to what Rishiji had to talk about LUCK BY CHANCE’; of course in his own witty manner!
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In LUCK BY CHANCE, you are seen as a film maker who is ready to change the role of an actor (Hrithik Roshan) from positive to negative, just because he is a superstar. A spoof in the making?
Hence the name Rommy Rolly?
Ya, rolly, polly, jolly, dolly kuch bhi keh lo (laughs)! He is a fun person and through his character, I am looking at LUCK BY CHANCE as a way to pay tribute to my colleagues. No ways would I ever think of insulting or spoofing them.
“I don’t intend to do
Apparently, you play a film maker in LUCK BY CHANCE who was once quite successful but is finding it really tough to catch hold of a star, right?
Arrey bhai, LUCK BY CHANCE is not my story. I am just one of the characters in the film. The film doesn’t move with me and it doesn’t show my journey from past to present. It is about strugglers and it is Farhan and Konkona around whom the story revolves.
So how do you go about picking up a role today? I am sure there would be quite a few offers a day.
senior citizen characters that are cliched and formulaic.”
Let me not sound immodest when I say that even today, I am given offers by dozens. However, I don’t intend to do senior citizen characters that are cliched and formulaic. Sorry, no Khabardaar Jo Tumne…. kind of roles for me. I want to pick characters that mean something for a film. I guess I am a reasonably good actor and there is no dearth of film makers out there who can have something interesting to offer me.
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Which means even cameos are out…
Certainly! It cannot be just a cameo which would enhance the star value of a project. I have done something like that in the past but I won’t do that again. My role has to be pivotal to the plot. It may be small but it has to be meaningful.
“I don’t intend to do