It`s boring to play a nice guy: Naseeruddin Shah

Updated: Aug 06, 2013, 13:14 PM IST

Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah says he loves to play the evil guy in films as he feels that characters with a nicer streak can be very boring to portray on screen

In new film `Jackpot`, the actor plays an evil character -- and he admits that it is "the kind of character I love to do".

"I personally love my performances in `Bombay Boys` and `Mirch Masala`. It`s fun to play such characters. It`s very boring to play the nice guy and I only like to play that role in real life," the 63-year-old said on the set of `Jackpot`.

"Jackpot" also stars Sachiin Joshi and Indo-Canadian porn star-turned-actress Sunny Leone in the lead. They are still new to the industry, and Naseeruddin says working with new actors has never been an issue with him.

"It`s not a new thing for me to work with newcomers. If I have done 250 films in my career, then 150 have been with new directors and as an actor, I was also new once. So I have no issues working with new actors. Both Sachiin and Sunny are professionals and devoted," he said.

Naseeruddin is currently also busy wrapping up `Dedh Ishqiya` where he carries forward his character Khalu Jaan from his 2010 hit `Ishqiya`, which also saw him in a grey character.

IANS