He played ‘pappi’ in the film “Tanu Weds Manu” and walked with accolades for his flawless comic timing. Actor Deepak Dhobriyal is now happy with his new image which is a far cry from his earlier serious roles.
“The films I did so far like ‘Gulaal’, ‘Delhi 6′ and ‘Omkara’ cast a different image of me in the audience’s mind. People started taking me as a very serious person. That’s because they are not aware how fun-loving a person I am. I am happy that I could entertain people,” Deepak told IANS.
Actor Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut played the lead roles in this romantic comedy.
“This is my first film where after listening to the narration of my character from Himanshu (writer Himanshu Sharma) and Anand (director Anand Rai), I didn’t have to take a look at the script because their words got saved in my mind,” said Deepak.
For him each script is a different world altogether.
“Every film is a different world created by the writer and the director. I just try to be a part of it and the role takes its own flight. I only concentrate on what my lines are and what the character wants to portray. I don’t see whether the role is comedy or a serious one,” said Deepak.
After “Tanu Weds Manu” he is doing comic roles in “Mumbai Cutting” and “Teen They Bhai”.
“But given a choice I would always prefer doing a serious role,” he said.
“In a serious film, audience respects the content. There is always a thought; there is a socio-political subject. So, while doing a serious film, you shed your personal complexities and deal with something bigger than that,” said Deepak.
“Mumbai Cutting” comprises 11 short films by 11 directors on the city.
“I am doing Kundan’s (director Kundan Shah) film in ‘Mumbai Cutting’. It’s a silent film. It’s about an aspiring actor who has just arrived in Mumbai and his encounter with local trains. He comes to be the king of the film industry but misses eight trains; he is unable to board any of them. It’s a very funny film,” said Deepak.
Giving a sneak preview of his other project, Deepak says, “In ‘Teen Thay Bhai’ I play the younger brother of Om Puri and Shreyash Talpade. The three brothers don’t see eye to eye. Then they have to spend two days together in a single room. It’s full comedy.”
Deepak believes small-budget serious films fail due to lack of proper publicity.
“There is so much of stress in society that people prefer to see comedy. Serious films require strong content and right publicity. I have observed that there is always some lacuna in publicity of a serious film except a few like ‘Rang De Basanti’ or ’3 idiots’ even ‘Laagan’,” said Deepak.