Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:03:26 GMT

I'm an average performer: Shreyas Talpade

Actor Shreyas Talpade feels that being tagged the thinking man's actor raises the bar.

I'm an average performer: Shreyas Talpade

He started off in Bollywood with films and directors that earned him the tag of a thinking man's actor. But Shreyas Talpade insists that his aim is to entertain the audience. And his next release, Sagar Ballary's 'Hum Tum Shabana', sees him shake a leg, for a change.

"Sagar has a disciplined sense of humour and that's something I admire in his film-making. Working on 'Hum...' has been a great experience," states the actor.

And the icing would definitely be aping Amitabh Bachchan in his nariyalwallah avatar from 'Desh Premee'. "Who doesn't want to be like him? I have grown up idolising that man and it's my tribute to him. But on a serious note, I've got two left feet but I try to enjoy myself while shooting such sequences.

"Imperfection is human and acceptable too," he says. Quiz him on whether the recent spat between co-actor Minissha Lamba and Sagar was a publicity gimmick and Shreyas says, "The industry is of the opinion that any publicity is good for the film and this formula has worked in the recent past. But I feel people need to like something about a film to watch it -- not go by what or who in the film created news."

Shreyas also has Sajid Khan's 'Housefull 2' and Shirish Kunder's 'Joker' in the making. "It's been a lot of fun shooting for these films. In fact, since 'Joker' is in 3D, there's been quite a few things I have learnt and it was quite a challenge for me. I've experimented quite a bit with my role too. And 'Housefull 2' was sheer madness, considering the production value of a Sajid film is always extraordinary and loud," he informs.

While he's still referred to as Iqbal (his debut film), Shreyas feels that irrespective of tags, it's his duty to entertain. "Just as there's a 'Golmaal', there's also a 'Welcome To Sajjanpur' simply because I don't want to restrict myself. I think but I hope to entertain with every character I play," he signs off.

Source: Dipannita Ghosh Biswas, DNA-Daily News & Analysis

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