Mumbai: Actor Rohit Khurana has been known for essaying negative roles on the small screen, but for his Hindi film debut "Hotel Beautifool", he has chosen a comedy avatar in the pursuit of an image makeover.
"I have done southern films earlier. 'Hotel Beautifool' is my debut in Hindi films. The characters that I have played earlier have grey shades, and so it's a deliberate effort to do a comedy film. I want to prove to my viewers that if I can scare you, I can also make you laugh (too)," Rohit said.
Seen in TV shows like "Uttaran" and "Sasural Simar Ka", Rohit says "it's my conscious decision to break my image" via "Hotel Beautifool"
"I want to prove that I can do comedy though I have tough looks. It's a different look in the film and I am looking forward to make the audience laugh with this film," he added.
The actor is trying the comedy genre for the first time. For the film, he has shared screen space with the entertaining Johnny Lever, and Rohit found it to be a learning experience.
"I consider myself lucky to work with the legends. It's a learning experience to work with the legendary actor Johnny Lever. Comedy is all about timing and how well you connect with your co-star...that matters a lot," he said.
The first schedule of the film "Hotel Beautifool" has already been shot and the second schedule will be widely shot in Goa.
Directed by Sameer Iqbal Patel, the film also features Imam Siddiqui, Alisha Farrer, Jia Sharma and Brijendra Kala.