I am responsible for my career choices: Aftab Shivdasani

6 years ago

Actor Aftab Shivdasani, who made a promising debut at the age of 19 with "Mast", is yet to taste a resounding success in his career but he says he does not blame anyone for his choice of films.

"My journey has had lots of ups and downs. I have received accolades, criticisms. I don't blame anyone for my failure. I take responsibly for my career decisions. This industry works like that, there are risks. Having said that, I am grateful to God for everything that has come my way so far," Aftab told PTI.

The 34-year-old started as a child artiste in commercials and as well as films like "Mr India", "Shahenshah", "ChaalBaaz" and "Insaniyat".

After "Mast", he went on to star in films like "Kasoor", "Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai", "Awara Paagal Deewana", "Hungama", "Footpath", "Masti", "Koi Aap Sa".

Aftab went low key for two years by not taking up many film assignments.

When asked if it was a conscious decision to stay away from the big screen, the actor said, "I did not decide to stay away from films. I was not happy with the kind of offers that were coming my way. I want to do good work.

"I waited for two years to get the right kind of role because I did not want to make any hasty decision. I want to do commercial films. I want to work with big filmmakers. I don't want to do ten films a year. In the mean time, I got the opportunity to work on myself," he added.

The actor, who was last seen in "Bin Bulaye Baraati", is ready for the release of his upcoming film- Vikram Bhatt's production "1920: Evil Returns".

The film directed by Bhushan Patel is a sequel to 2008 film "1920" and also stars Tia Bajpai and Sagar Saikia in the lead roles.

"I was not at all apprehensive about working in the sequel of '1920'. The only common element between the first film and the second is the title, other than that everything is new, from characters, to look, to story. The film has been shot in Malmoe, which is southernmost province of Sweden. This is the first Indian film that has been shot in Sweden," he said.

"The film has been shot in real locations there but the story is based in an Indian hill station. It is a period film based in the year 1920," he added.

"1920: Evil Returns" will hit theatres on November 2.

The actor is currently in Vadodara shooting for "Grand Masti" directed by Indra Kumar, which is a sequel to the 2004 hit, "Masti". The film will hit theatres next year. PTI


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