Ashutosh Rana does not like repetition

Updated: Nov 29, 2012, 13:16 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Ashutosh Rana, who is rarely seen on screen these days, says his only criterion for choosing a film is to see how different it is from his previous roles.

"Whenever I find variety and where I do not have to repeat anything... if I find such a character, then I don`t ask `Who are you and how big are you`. If you have a challenging character (to offer), then I am yours and you are mine," the 48-year-old said here Wednesday at the mahurat shot of his new film ‘Soda’.

Ashutosh recalled the varied characters he has essayed in his entire career.

"Like there was this film `Kismet Love Paisa Dilli`, my character was very different.’Ata, Pata, Lapata` is different, the character in Ram Gopal Varma`s `Ab Tak Chappan 2` is very different, in this film (`Soda`), it is also different," Ashutosh said.

"So if you look at my entire career, if there is Gokul Pandit from `Dushman`, then there is also a Lajja Shankar of `Sangharsh` and Yogen Singh of `LOC: Kargil` and also a Kishen Yadav of `Chot` and there is also `Shabnam Mausi`," he added.

Directed by Vinod Kumar Singh, ‘Soda’ also stars Om Puri.