Proud to co-star with Anil Kapoor: Ronit Roy

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 17:50 PM IST

New Delhi: Ronit Roy, appreciated for his role as a strict father in ‘Udaan’, is now set to play police officer Raja Tambat in director Sanjay Gupta`s ‘Shootout At Wadala’. But he is most excited about sharing the frame with Anil Kapoor.

"Yes, I will play Raja Tambat in Sanjay Guptas film `Shootout At Wadala`...Proud to co-star with Anil Kapoor, who I`ve idolised since many years for his dedication towards his craft. He plays Isaque Bagwan...," Ronit posted on Twitter.

Anil has been a revered actor in tinsel town, but he became a bigger name after featuring in Danny Boyle`s Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. The success of the film helped him bag a role in American TV series ‘24’, as well as a cameo in the recently released "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol".

In ‘Shootout At Wadala’, a prequel to 2007 film ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’, Anil plays a police officer. The film is based on the 1982 incident in which gangster Manya Surve was shot dead in Mumbai.

Ronit admits the script drew him to the project.

"Sanjay Gupta narrated the film to me. It blew my mind away. A film which has the potential to be India`s answer to `The Godfather`. All roles in the film - MINDBLOWING- John Abraham as Manya Surve role of a lifetime," added Ronit, who became a big name on the small screen thanks to shows like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ and ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’.

These days he is seen on Sony Entertainment Television`s ‘Adaalat’.

IANS