Was challenging for my director to give me such a strong role, says ‘Shree’ Hussain Kuwajerwala

By Resham Sengar | Updated: Apr 25, 2013, 16:56 PM IST

Resham Sengar

New Delhi: Come April 26 and popular TV actor – Hussain Kuwajerwala - will start a new chapter of his life – that of a hero on the big screen. Eager to see his debut film ‘Shree’ hit the theatres nationwide, Hussain has pinned his hopes on the movie and thinks that the big leap he has taken from television to cinema, is a desire that comes naturally to every actor. While for some actors finding the right script proves to be a daunting and never-ending ordeal, Hussain, on the other hand, got lucky when he came across Rajesh Bachchani and Vikram Shah the producers of ‘Shree’.

While talking to Zeenews.com, Hussain gave a sneak peek into the film.

“The film is about a common man ‘Shree’, and an experiment conducted on him. One fine day, ‘Shree’ gets an unbelievable offer from a gentleman who wants 12 hours of Shree’s life in exchange of material possessions such as a house, a car etc. Shree accepts the offer but as they say, nothing comes for free. The films talks about the price the protagonist has to pay and how he comes out of the whole mess. In the film, Shree gets accused of murders he is unaware about. At the same time, there are things that happen with him but he is unable to figure out how all that happened,” revealed the latest entrant in B-Town.

When asked what intrigued him about this science thriller, Hussain said, “After going through the narration, I was completely bowled over by the idea of the film and how everything unravelled. I thought if the film could mesmerise me, then perhaps, people who love this genre would like it too. That is what was exciting for me. That is how I decided to take up this project.”

The film also stars actress Anjali Patil who plays Shree’s love interest and actor Paresh Ganatra in lead roles.

Much like every Bollywood newbie, Hussain too had his share of challenges while working in his first film despite the fact that he is quite an accomplished actor on the small screen. But he believes that it was an additional challenge for his director to entrust such a huge responsibility on his shoulders.

“I think it was more challenging for my director to give a debutant like me such a strong role. On my part, I have put efforts and hard work to do justice to the role so that I could live up to the expectations of my audiences and fans that have been waiting to watch me on-screen.”

In more than a decade, Hussain has made his mark by doing popular TV shows like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kumkum’ and ‘Nach Baliye’. He has even hosted television shows like Indian Idol and was a part of a long running stage show named ‘Zangoora’, in the Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. However, his Bollywood debut does not imply that he is going to leave TV for good.

“That (television) does not need much of my time because I do shows on weekends only. I enjoy doing TV and I will continue doing it,” said Hussain on a positive note.