`Ferrari Ki Sawaari` a game changer for me: Sharman Joshi

Updated: Jun 08, 2012, 10:57 AM IST

New Delhi: He may have won hearts with his funny college boy image in blockbusters like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘3 Idiots’ but actor Sharman Joshi feels that it is his upcoming solo film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ which will be a game changer for him in Bollywood.

This movie is extra special for Sharman as it is his first solo project in a decade-old-career and he will be seen tackling the role of a father for the first time on-screen.

"This is possibly a dream role. It is a special film because it is my first solo film in such a big production house and it is going to be a game changer in terms of my commercial standing if it`s accepted at the box office. But I don`t work for box office only. I like to do a good film with consideration towards the box office," Sharman told PTI.

The 33-year-old essays the role of a middle class Parsi named Roosi while actor Boman Irani plays Sharman`s father Behram. Sharman says this character was difficult to portray because he is nothing like that in real life.

"I have never played a character so out of my skin... You have personal traits in every character but I have created a thick shield in front of this character, only if you look behind that shield you will see my personality. As an actor this is something I have craved for."

Directed by debutante Rajesh Mapuskar, the movie follows the story of Roosi and his struggle to arrange for a huge sum of money to get his son Kayo, a cricket enthusiast, play at Lords.
The film is co-written by Rajkumar Hirani and is a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. It will hit the theaters on June 15.

Sharman says that initially everyone was sceptical about him playing a father`s role and he auditioned for the film 30-40 times over a period of six months.

PTI