Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan to explore talent in Bollywood
Mumbai: Already a superstar in Bhojpuri cinema, actor Ravi Kishan now wants to try his hands more in Bollywood and explore his talent here.
After doing almost 170 movies in Bhojpuri, Kishan says he now wants to cut down on his work there as he wants concentrate on Hindi films now.
"I am cutting down my work in Bhojpuri cinema. There was a time when I used to do 10-12 films a year, now I will do 2-3 only. I want to do more Bollywood movies now. I want to concentrate here and don`t want to restrict myself only to Bhojpuri films. I aspire to show my versatility here," Kishan told reporters.
"I have been doing Bhojpuri films since quite some time, have achieved stardom over there and have a huge fan following. I am happy that I have come this far. I wanted to explore different things, so I`m doing Bollywood films," he said.
The 41-year-old actor, who has played the role of a lead hero in most of his Bhojpuri films, is not refraining from playing side roles in Bollywood.
"It is not that I am eyeing solo hero projects here. I want to do good, strong roles. I don`t have any problem playing second lead, or doing supporting roles. I am fine with it," Kishan said.
"I am looking forward to doing strong character driven roles here. When I choose a script I look for a good storyline, there should be good supporting star cast, director and banner as it helps in getting a decent release," he said.
Kishan is not new to Hindi cinema as he has done quite a few films like Salman Khan`s `Tere Naam`, Mani Ratnam`s `Raavan`, Saif Ali Khan`s `Agent Vinod`, Karisma Kapoor`s comeback film `Dangerous Ishq` and others.
"Even though I have shared screen with biggest of stars like Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan...I don`t bother getting overshadowed, as the kind of roles that I do leaves a mark among the audience. I think I am a `masala` entertainer," he said.
Ravi has an interesting string of Hindi films lined up for release like Sunny Deol starrer `Mohalla Assi`, `Zilla Ghaziabad` alongside Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi and Arshad Warsi, and Yash Raj Films` `Mere Dad Ki Maruti`.
The king of Bhojpuri cinema, who has so far only done supporting roles in Bollywood films, is looking forward to his first solo hero Bollywood movie `Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal`.
"It is for the first time in almost 20 years that I got to play a solo hero. It is the script and my role that attracted me to do this film. The story line is interesting," Kishan said.
"The film is about a journey of four outlaws who set out to Mumbai for a mission. They are on a contract to kill a girl (Hazel Croney). Their ambitious plan comes to a halt when one (Ravi Kishan) of them has a change of heart and their lives take an eventful turn," he said.