Got a chance to walk on same path as Kishore-da: Himesh

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011, 20:59 PM IST

Mumbai: Himesh Reshammiya, who will be seen in an unusual comic avatar in ‘Damadamm!’, is confident about his comedy skills and draws inspiration from the legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar.

"In a way, I can say that I have got a chance to walk on the same path as Kishore-da because I am attempting comedy. I feel those who are serious singers can do comedy well. I promise I will try my best," added Himesh, who was shooting a promotional video for the film, told reporters.

Himesh earlier featured in serious roles in movies like ‘Karzzzz’, ‘Radio’ and ‘Kajraare’ - but they didn`t fetch as much success as he garnered through his singing or even his compositions. But he hopes audiences will accept him in the new genre.

"I`m a Kishore Kumar fan. He was a great actor, his comedy was great, his singing was wonderful. Somewhere I`ve been tagged as a singer-turned-actor, and earlier, people said that if singers turn into actors, their films don`t work.

"But Kishore-da`s films worked. Thanks to god`s grace, my film `Aap Ka Suroor` worked. Yes, two to three films didn`t work after that, so this (`Damadamm!`) is a test if my film can do well or not," he said.

"Damadamm!" is scheduled to release Oct 27, a day after Shah Rukh Khan`s much-awaited "RA.One" hits the screens. But Himesh is not worried.

"I am a huge Shah Rukh Khan myself and I am looking forward to `RA.One`. I will see that film first. But if you see the past five years` track record, comedy films have done quite well. So I am not worried. I am quite confident that around Diwali, the audience would like variety and would like to see a light-hearted comedy film like `Damadamm!`," he said.

The film, directed by Swapna Waghmare, also features Sonal Sehgal and Purbi Joshi.

IANS