New Delhi, Jun 20 : He may be best known for his unforgettable comic roles in films, but actor Javed Jaffrey wants to do much more than just making people laugh.
The 47-year-old star whose role as an ambitious army lawyer in the 2008 film ‘Shaurya' got him rave reviews, said that he would be happy if a directors offer him serious roles.
“I would love to break away from my comic image. But it all depends on the mindset of directors. I know I can do much more. And they should feel that I can do much more than just comic roles,” Jaffrey told PTI.
The actor who rose to prominence with his role of a ‘tapori' in the film ‘Bombay Boys', also said that till he gets such offers, he is happy to do what comes his way.
“But till then I would continue doing what is offered to me. For me it is important to mould myself as the director wants. Thats my challenge as an actor,” the actor said.
Jaffrey's film ‘Double Dhamaal', the sequel to the 2007 film ‘Dhamaal' is all set to hit the theatres on June 24 and will premiere at the 12th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) in Toronto.
“IIFA is a great global platform. The world premiere is surely going to help the film. We all are very excited about the film,” he said.
In this second installment, directed by Indra Kumar, Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut will also be seen along with Ritiesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary and Jaffrey.
“Our film is a commercial film. It is a different story line. Mallika and Kangana are integral part of the film. It was the director's call to take the two of them. They were required in the script. So the glamour factor comes in by default.
“The atmosphere was pretty cool and chilled out on the sets. Everyone used to joke around. When we make a comedy film, its important to have a light atmosphere on the sets so that the mood reflects in the film,” the actor said.
Jaffrey was also all praise for his co-star Mallika Sherawat.
“Mallika is fantastic, very down to earth and amazing to work with, unlike the genearl perception. The fact that she will be seen in a bikni in the film will definitly lure the audience to see the film,” he jokingly added.
The actor didn't rule out the possibilty of a third film from the same franchise.
“Dhamaal's third part is something we all want. But it also depends on how the second works out,” he said.
Jaffrey who is back on TV as the host of Disney's latest reality show, ‘Mai Ka Laal', said that realiy shows are the need of the time.
“Reality shows are a trend these days and it is important. Had it not been for these shows, many talented performers would have been unknown to the world. They get an opportunity. It is a give and take situation. People are getting what they want and so are the channels. I see nothing wrong in that,” he said.
Jaffrey who has been part of the most popular dance reality show, 'Boogie Woogie', want to bring back the show back on TV.
“I would love to bring Boggie Woogie back on TV. That's the plan. We are working on it. And this time we want to take it to a higher level,” he said. PTI