Often accused for being serious: Kay Kay
New Delhi: He is counted among one of the most formidable performers in Hindi film industry today but actor Kay Kay Menon is wary of being pigeonholed as a serious actor.
Menon, 45, who starred in critically acclaimed films 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', 'Black Friday', 'Sarkar', 'Corporate' and 'Gulal', says his attempt is always to portray "wholesome characters" in cinema.
"People often accuse me of being serious. Have I played serious roles in 'Honeymoon Travels' and 'Sankat City'? It is just that after the films were made, producers did not have money to bombard it all over the place.
"If something funny happens then it happens. My intention is not to break any mold. Intrinsically, every human being is either funny or serious. But, I try and portray a wholesome human being there," Menon told PTI in an interview.
The 45-year-old actor will be seen next in medical drama 'Ankur Arora Murder Case', where he will play the role of a senior surgeon.
The film, which hits theatres on June 14, highlights the issue of medical negligence in our country.
"It is an assimilation of many real life stories as there are many cases of medical negligence in our country. My character is of a top surgeon, who has saved many lives but he commits a mistake in an emergency service," he said.
Though he has no fascination for playing grey characters, Menon says he enjoys being an actor as it gives him a chance to tap different emotions from within.