‘Joker’ is the most challenging film of my career: Shreyas
New Delhi: He has tackled many comic as well as serious roles in his seven-year-old acting career, but Shreyas Talpade says his character in the 3D film ‘Joker’ is the toughest one ever as he is having to sketch it himself.
Directed by Shirish Kunder, the upcoming multi-starrer fantasy-adventure will see the 36-year-old actor playing a character called Babban that has not been written by Kunder in his script.
"My character `Babban` has got no character sketch in Kunder`s script. He just had the name in his mind and asked me to bring out the character in my own way. So, my character is the result of our permutations and combinations of acting on the sets.
"I was the last one to enter the team. It`s one of the challenging roles of my life because I am writing my own character. I am playing Akshay Kumar`s younger brother in the film," Shreyas told reporters.
The actor is now gearing up for the release of yet another multi-starrer ‘Housefull 2’ which also stars Akshay Kumar, alongwith John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Mithun Chakraborty, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Boman Irani.
Directed by Sajid Khan, the film will hit screens on April 5.
Shreyas, who has appeared in a number of comic multistarrers earlier, like ‘Golmaal’ and ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’, says he gets his due in such films even though there are a number of such actors.
"There is nothing bad in doing multi-starrers. If there was something wrong in it, career would have came to a saturation point. But in multi-starrers too, I get to play a new character each time.
"Here, I am playing a Sindhi fashion photographer, who is the most sober among the lot. It`s not a typical Sindhi character which we see in our films," he said.
Shreyas started his film career with issue-based films like ‘Iqbal’ and ‘Dor’ but after ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ in 2007 he shifted to the comedy.
"I took up comedy as a challenge. After `Iqbal` and `Dor`, I was getting typecast and was getting all serious kind of films. I had done many comic plays earlier in Marathi and I took up `Apna Sapna...` whole-heartedly because I like doing comedy. But now, I am longing for films like `Iqbal` to happen again," the actor said.
Shreyas has already shared screen space with superstars like Shah Rukh Khan (‘Om Shanti Om’), Ajay Devgn (‘Golmaal’ series) and now Akshay Kumar (‘Housefull 2’ and ‘Joker’), but the actor, who began his career with Marathi soaps, says he tried to learn the best from each of them.
"It was such an honour to work with the stars of the Bollywood. All of them are unique in their own sense and I tried to learn all the unique qualities from each of them.
They all are lively and spread a positive aura around them," he said.