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Never aspired to play ‘Raj’ of Bollywood: Randeep

Randeep Hooda

Mumbai : Actor Randeep Hooda says that playing the quintessential lover boy of Bollywood films has never been his ambition as an actor.

The 39-year-old actor will be next seen in director Prawal Raman’s upcoming film “Main Aur Charles”, which is loosely based on the famous Tihar jail break of 1986 of Charles Sobhraj.

“For every role that I play whether it is in ‘Highway’, ‘Rangrasiya’ or ‘Once Upon a Time’, my thrill is to experience something new and discover something new about myself,” Randeep told PTI.

“To play Raj (lover) in every movie has never been my ambition and it will never be. I try not to repeat myself even though people say you have done a lot of cop roles… I just say one thing ‘is every journalist the same? Then how can every cop be the same?”

Also, Randeep’s perception about Sobhraj underwent a tremendous change while doing the film.

“As I got to know a lot more about him, my perception did change. We cannot play a character without empathising with the person,” he said.

“I got into why he did it. Without being present over there… I used to think why he did it and to what avail (extent). There is nothing called doing intense parts in films..its called involved. I get involved with each film that I do,” he added.

For getting into the character of Charles Sobraj Randeep saw several clips.

“My motivation for any role has always been the personal aspects of every character, never the job. So similarly in this way we saw some documentary footage of his, we met a lot of people, Prawaal did most of the research before we started,” Randeep said.

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