New Delhi, April 9
He is thought for his comedian timing in movies equivalent to “Dangal”, “Lukka Chuppi”, “Stree” and “Bala”, however Aparshakti Khurana surprises you when he says he doesn’t have a great sense of humour.
If comedy has dominated his filmography up to now — though he impressed with the odd emotional act in “Street Dancer 3D” — the actor says it was not a acutely aware determination to play the funnyman all alongside.
“It just happened. I think in real life I don’t have a great sense of humour. I used to have PJs… all bad jokes. Thankfully, I have some really good lines in my films to add a good sense of humour in the films, but otherwise, my sense of humour is very wordplay,” he tells IANS.
“Talking about why comedy (is) more (in his filmography), it was not a conscious effort. Let’s be honest, beggars can’t be choosers. I started my journey with whatever I got on my plate. I took it with arms wide open. Even today, I don’t think an actor in my space has a lot of choices to make. Whatever comes the way you do it,” he says.
Aparshakti feels that his position in “Street Dancer 3D” helped him transfer out of the comedian zone.
“Having said that ‘Street Dancer’ is something that helped me to come out of the comedy zone and I could strike an emotional chord. People did relate to that character and had a sentimental moment. So, that makes me believe that I am not here only for comedy. I can also do serious stuff as well,” he says.
The actor says there was a shift in the way in which the viewers watches movies.
“There has been such a paradigm shift in the way we watch films or talk about our actors. There is nothing called a villain anymore,” he says.
Aparshakti is all equipped for “Helmet”, his first movie as a solo lead. The movie is a satire on the bottom actuality in the nation, the place individuals really feel awkward whereas shopping for and speaking about condoms. The movie tries to spotlight the message in a humorous method with out being preachy.
Does Bollywood have a herd mentality, contemplating the current surge in socially related movies? “It (a socially relevant theme) just makes your script a little more relevant. That’s about it. Otherwise, there is no math that you need this particular element (refers to social message). At the end of the day, it will always be about good storytelling, tight script. You can have fun if it’s funny. You can get creeped out if it is a suspense thriller or a horror film. If you have that you are home. Of course, if the film has a social element it is just a cherry on the cake. People can go home with a little message,” he says.
“It is more important to have a nice narrative, script, and an apt form of storytelling. It does not matter if it has a social message or not,” he concludes. –IANS