Mumbai: Jimmy Shergill, who is teaming up with Vikram Bhatt for the first time in `Dangerous Ishhq`, says it took him 10 years to finally get an opportunity to work with the director.
The 41-year-old said he has known Vikram for years but they never came across a right project to work on together.
"I had met Vikram when I was doing `Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar`. That was over 10 years back. Due to certain reasons, we could just not get together for a film. Later when Vikram informed me about this film, it sounded quite exciting," Jimmy told reporters.
"Dangerous Ishhq" marks actress Karisma Kapoor`s return to the big screen after a gap of six years. The film also stars Rajneesh Duggal in the lead role and will hit the theatres on May 11.
Jimmy says that he doesn`t mind Karisma hogging all the limelight in the film and insists his role is as important as any other role.
"More than just the fact that it is Karisma`s comeback affair, what intrigued me was the way Vikram explained my character. Even though it isn`t a quintessential leading hero role, I knew that the film would be a good platform for me to perform," he said.
The actor plays the role of a cop in the film. "The film is spread over 500 years and I feature in the present times. I am required to carry out an investigation. The film is a dramatic thriller and I am required to find out the connection with Karisma`s past life."
Jimmy, who has been in the industry for over a decade, has given hits like `Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster`, `A Wednesday`, `Yahaan` and `Haasil`.
His upcoming projects are `Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns` and `Special Chabbis`.