Don't want standard father's role: Rishi Kapoor

Last Updated: Mon, May 20, 2013 10:43 hrs
Preview: <i>Aurangzeb</i>

 The popular chocolate hero of the 1980s, Rishi Kapoor says he is "a competent actor" and would like to try out character roles and that he doesn't want to be typecast as a typical onscreen dad.

He wowed everyone when he donned the garb of ruthless underworld lord Rauf Lala in the Agneepath remake.

"Not trying to be modest but I have tried to experiment with my look in different roles. I don't want to do standard father's role, I want to do characters. I would like to do characters and bring something to the table myself," said Rishi Kapoor .

The actor, who gave hits like Bobby, Prem Rog and Khel Khel Mein in his heydays, was seen playing father in films like Fanaa and Namastey London.

"If I am in a film, the makers should take complete advantage of the fact that I can perform and I feel I am a competent actor and I would like to perform. I visualise it that way," added the actor, who proved it with his performance as a middle-class school teacher Santosh Duggal in the National Award winning film Do Dooni Chaar.

In director Atul Sabharwal's Aurangzeb, his latest release, Rishi plays a Haryanvi cop in the film. "I have cut my hair short to get into the look," said the actor.

"This is the second time I am playing a negative role. It's a serious family drama with crime as its backdrop. Hats off to Aditya Chopra, who has attempted to make a film, which is very unlike Yash Raj Films banner."

He is also part of Besharam, in which his son Ranbir plays the male lead, and the Abhinav Kashyap directed film has one more Kapoor in the cast - Rishi's wife Neetu.

Talking about the film, Rishi said: "It's been good, but I still feel they need to put more of us, we have just done one sequence and by the time we realised we are working together, it was over. There was no moment of discomfort when we were working together, it was quite enjoyable. It's been great fun," the 60-year-old said.

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