I auditioned for Oscar-nominated Roland Joffe: Tusshar Kapoor

May 8, 2011 IANS

Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Oscar-nominated filmmaker Roland Joffe loved the Hindi film "Shor In The City" and Tusshar Kapoor's role in it. The director of films like "The Killing Fields" and "The Mission" even auditioned Tusshar for a role in his future project.

Joffe has cast Bipasha Basu in "Singularity".

"I did meet Roland. We did discuss about a role in his next film and I even auditioned for it, but I don't know if it will work out or not. Nothing is concrete at the moment," Tusshar told IANS.

"But it was a big feather in my cap that he liked my performance in 'Shor In The City' and loved the film, and that's why he called me to meet him," he added.

After his last release "Shor..." that garnered immense critical acclaim, the 34-year-old actor is looking forward to "Love U...Mr Kalakaar!", a Rajshree Productions film slated to hit screens May 13.

Directed by S. Manasvi, the film stars Amrita Rao opposite Tusshar, who is playing the role of a cartoonist named Sahil. The film is a love story between a creative guy and a management trainee.

The actor, who reveals that he can't even sketch to save his life, used his imagination to portray the character in the film.

"It was basically my conception. I tried to understand what Sahil is all about. What are his personality traits? How would he react to situations? How would he deal with the other characters in the film? What are his likes and dislikes?

"I feel every artist is different and Sahil also has his own unique quality; so I had to understand what Sahil is all about. That I did depending on my own imagination and of course by discussions with the director and the producer," explained Tusshar.

This is going to be Tusshar's solo-hero release after a long time. Of late, he has been working in multi-starrers like "Golmaal", "Shootout At Lokhandwala", "Dhol" and "Life Partner".

So is he nervous that he would have to balance the film alone on his shoulders?

"No, I'm not feeling nervous. I think it's a great opportunity and I like the film. I've seen it, so I think it will reach the audience it's targeted at.

"The pressure is as much as it is in a multi-starrer, because it doesn't matter if it's a solo film or multi-starrer. Whether you gain or not from a film depends on your work and how good or bad the film is. The film will speak for itself," explained the actor, son of yesteryear star Jeetendra.

Asked if the film got delayed, Tusshar said: "It was always meant to be released at this time. We started in July last year and it has been nine months, which is a good enough time, not too long for a film to be made."

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