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Deepak Dobriyal: Don't want to do comic characters anymore

Deepak Dobriyal, who received much appreciation for his character Pappiji in Kangana Ranaut starrer Tanu Weds Manu said that he is not interested in doing the same kind of roles anymore.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 14, 2017 14:01 IST ]
Bollywood actor Deepak Dobriyal

Dobriyal's Pappi in the 2011 romantic comedy earned him a lot of appreciation. The actor then went on to reprise the part in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns". "I was playing this light-hearted part in 'Tanu Weds Manu' and then in its sequel and was getting more or less similar kinds of offers. I agree I got a lot of popularity and roles due to this franchise but I don't want to do it again," Dobriyal said. 

The actor was last seen in Irrfan Khan-starrer "Hindi Medium" and he said that the film helped him break the stereotypical image that many had about him. 

"I want to come out of this comic avatar space as it was getting repetitive. It was 'Hindi Medium' that broke the perception of me being a comedy actor. If I get to do a different kind of comedy in a film then only I will do it," he said. 

The actor said that he is not keen to play the part of Pappi again, if the third instalment of "Tanu Weds Manu" is ever made. 

"I am tired doing this part of Pappiji. I am a little irritated with the character as there is no start and end to this person's life - like why is he a loser in the film, where is he from, what about his parents,’’ he said. 

"I will not do it (third part). I am tired. I have left that character of Pappi in 2015. I will do comedy but of a different type," he said. 

In his over decade-long career, Dobriyal has shared screen space with big actors like Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar and others, and he said that he never really had to knock the doors of any filmmakers for work. 

"I believe your work should speak for itself. I don't have the attitude of begging for work, I rather wait for filmmakers to offer me good parts,’’ he said. 

"Earlier my name used to appear last in the credit section of actors, but today it (name) appears second or third in the list, what more can I ask for. I don't want to have a controlling nature, I am ok doing a lead or supporting role. I don't want to do a lead role just for the heck of it," he said.  

Dobriyal is currently gearing up for the release of "Lucknow Central", in which he is playing the role of a Bengali, Victor Chattopadhyay, who is in the jail because of some mistakes he made in his younger days. 

Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, the film also stars Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Gippy Grewal, Inaamulhaq and Ronit Roy releases tomorrow. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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