Ravi Kishan won`t quit Bhojpuri films

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2012, 16:00 PM IST

Mumbai: Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan, who has also made a name for himself in Bollywood, asserts that he won`t quit Bhojpuri cinema because it is his identity.

"To bid adieu to Bhojpuri is like saying goodbye to my mother. Bhojpuri films are my identity. I gained recognition from Bhojpuri and then I became a superstar, got `Bigg Boss`, Hindi cinema started respecting me again. So I can never leave Bhojpuri films," the 40-year-old said here Monday at the launch of the first look of his upcoming film ‘Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal’.

"But now I`ll do lesser and better films (in Bhojpuri). Earlier, I used to do 12-15 Bhojpuri films in a year but now I`ll do three-four, but will never leave it. Wherever I go Bhojpuri comes along with me. Even if you see me in a Hollywood film tomorrow, it`ll be written as `Bhojpuri superstar now working in Hollywood`," he added.

Currently Ravi is participating in season five of dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. He calls himself a workaholic.

"People call me mad. May be because when a person struggles a lot, like I didn`t get work for 15-20 years, he works like mad when he finally gets it," said Ravi.

Last seen in ‘Agent Vinod’ and ‘Dangerous Ishq’, he is currently shooting for Yash Raj Films` ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’. He also has ‘Ghayal Returns’, ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu 2’ in his kitty.

IANS