Amole Gupte deletes his cameo from `Hawaa Hawaai`

IANS| Updated: Apr 19, 2014, 12:41 PM IST

Mumbai: The very versatile and committed Amole Gupte is a reluctant actor. Proof of this lies in the fact that he he has just edited himself out of his own directorial venture `Hawaa Hawaai`

"I took it off. I thought, what was I doing? It looked too gimmicky. Subhash Ghai can make an appearance in his films because he makes larger-than-life films. My film is too true to life for gimmicks," he said.

"Hawaa Hawaai" is set for release May 9. He had a cameo in the film but decided to delete it.

The film is about a roller-skating teacher (Saqib Saleem) and his favourite pupil (played by Amole`s very talented son Partho).

He will, however, be seen in Rohit Shetty`s "Singham 2". He said yes to it only because he is a big fan of the "Golmaal" series. Amole`s pre-condition for signing "Singham 2" - he must not play a Maharashtrian again.

"I`ve done the Maharashtrian villain in Vishal Bhardwaj`s `Kaminey`. So while Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor are Maharashtrians, I am not. We thought it would be too much of a cliche to pitch a Maharashtrian hero against a Maharashtrian villain. So my character of the villain would not be region-specific."

Amole, who went through a health scare last year is taking no chances with his physiology. For his new role in Shetty`s film, Amole needs to put on weight.

"I lost weight last year because of my health issues. I need to look heftier for my role in Rohit`s film. I`m routing my weight-gain through a nutritionist. I`ve to be very careful because I am diabetic," he said.

mole thought over Shetty`s "Singham 2" offer for just a day.

"I almost immediately decided to do it. I knew there would be no filth. By the way,I was also offered Indra Kumar`s `Grand Masti`, Kaizad Gustad`s `Jackpot` and Mohit Suri`s `Villain`.

"But during the months of November and December there was no way I could take time off from the shooting of my own film `Hawaa Hawaai`."