Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:45:00 GMT | By PTI

I want to do roles that can justify my talent: Satish Kaushik

Veteran actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik talks about his career, comedy and upcoming film 'Gang of Ghosts'


I want to do roles that can justify my talent: Satish Kaushik (© Varinder Chawla)

New Delhi: After giving several hit comedies in his more than three-decade-long acting career, Satish Kaushik is now yearning to get roles that do justice to his talent.

"Now I am waiting for some very witty roles, where I can justify my talent. The kind of talent I have I think I must do something different from comedy. The comedy bag is now full. Now I must do some characters which are dramatic and have emotional depth," Satish, 57, who was the in city to promote his upcoming film 'Gang of Ghosts', said at a press conference.

Satish's last notable role was in 2011, when he starred as Father Pascal in multi-starrer 'Rascals'. He would be next seen in a negative role in Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi', which is based on human trafficking.

On his absence from doing comedies in the recent past, Satish said, "Yes, it has been a long time. There is a null as it happens with actors. When change is happening, sometimes an actor also goes through that. But I have done roles this year which are not comic but are very different," he said.

"There is an upcoming film 'Lakshmi' in which I have played a negative character. I have never played this kind of role in the past. And then there is 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh'," he added.

'Gang of Ghosts', is a remake of Bengali blockbuster 'Bhooter Bhabishyat'. It is slated to release on March 21.

The comedy stars Anupam Kher, Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Rajpal Yadav, Chunky Pandey, and Saurabh Shukla. The movie also features newcomer Meera Chopra, who is a distant cousin of actresses Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra.

Satish said his multi-starrer comedy is family film that would entertain people from all the age group.

"I have always made family films, which are still shown on television. This is because they were always clean," he said.

The filmmaker said he has incorporated a social angle in 'Gang of Ghosts'.

"A comedy is never complete without a tragic element. And in 'Gang of Ghost', there is a very deep social structure driven around the film about the development of the cities," he said.

"In the movie it has been shown how the emerging huge buildings, which are being made by destroying old and abandoned structures are forcing ghosts to leave those places. So in a way the movie also talks about those who are shunted out because of development," he added.

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