Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Ronit regrets not being part of 'Zero Dark...'

Actor Ronit Roy, who was last seen in 'Student of the Year', claims he was offered a very interesting role in 'Zero Dark Thirty'


Ronit regrets not being part of 'Zero Dark...' (© Reuters)

Mumbai: Ronit Roy regrets rejecting Hollywood film 'Zero Dark Thirty' for Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year'.

The 47-year-old became a household name after acting in TV shows 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay'.

'Zero Dark Thirty', a 2012 war film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, dramatises the manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden beginning after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States. He was later found in Pakistan and killed by the military raid in 2011.

"I was offered a very interesting role in 'Zero Dark Thirty'. But unfortunately, I couldn't do it due to date problems. I did see the film and I do regret not being part of the film," Ronit told us.

The film received worldwide critical acclaim and was nominated for five Oscars at the 85th Academy Awards but won one, for Best Sound Editing.

"I was shooting for Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year' and I was looking to work with him and couldn't let go of this opportunity. We were shooting in Thailand for the film and there was no way I could manage my dates for 'Zero Dark Thirty'," Ronit said.

He has a film with an Indian director, whose film was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival recently. But Ronit is not willing to spill the beans about this project.

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