Mumbai: Director Samir Tewari has roped in Arshad Warsi for his debut film `Mr Joe B. Carvalho`. He says that the actor is very versatile, but his potential hasn`t been fully utilised yet.
Samir Tewari said: `Arshad is a great actor. Can you imagine `Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.` without him? He is an incredible actor, but he is the most underrated and unutilised actor."
Post the success of `Munna Bhai` series, Arshad is mostly seen in funny roles despite the fact that he won lots of critical acclaim for his work in `Sehar`.
"The problem is people tend to get easily typecast in the industry. Arshad can pull off serious and intense roles so well. I have seen his `Ishqiya` where his role is intense. He is certainly a great actor," said Tewari.
Meanwhile Samir is confident about `Mr Joe B. Carvalho`, which is coming out on Jan 3 and also stars Soha Ali Khan.
"The comedy is not the same in the film, it`s altogether a different comedy. If the film clicks, then a new genre of comedy will be introduced in Bollywood," said Tewari.