I don't have an affinity for comedy films: Asin

7 years ago

Having tasted success with light hearted films like 'Ready' and 'Housefull 2', Asin, who is now anxiously waiting for the comedy 'Bol Bachchan' to release, said it is just a coincidence that she has all bubbly movies in her kitty.


"It is just a coincidence that 'Ready', 'Housefull 2' and 'Bol Bachchan' have come back-to-back. It is not that I have special affinity towards them that I end up choosing them. It is not that I want to do only comedy or I have affinity for comedy or that I want to prove myself in comedy," Asin told PTI.


After Anees Bazmee's 'Ready' opposite Salman Khan and Sajid Khan's multi-starrer comedy 'Housefull 2', Asin will be seen in Rohit Shetty's 'Bol Bachchan' alongside Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and Prachi Desai. The film is set to release on July 6.


"Coincidentally comedies have come my way but it is not that I have consciously chosen them. I am quite comfortable with comedy and I like doing it, especially when I have great co-stars... it is fun to do and is entertaining," she said. But the southern beauty does not want to restrict herself to comedies. She wants to explore other genres as well, especially a romantic-comedy.


"I do feel that my entire side as an actor has not come out considering I am doing back-to-back comedies. I would be happy if something different comes my way. I wish I could do other things... work in other genres but it is not a one-man show. I will have to wait for someone to write a script which is different, which gives me scope for performance and takes me out of the world," Asin said.



"I will like to try other genres and characters but within the commercial format only. I am ok with drama or romantic comedies," Asin said.


"I have a soft corner for rom-com. But as of now nothing interesting in this format has come my way," she added. Asked if she would like to romance Shah Rukh Khan in a movie, she said, "Of course I want to work with Shah Rukh... I am just waiting for right kind of project to come my way." Asin has worked with two Khans already, once with Aamir in 'Ghajini' and twice with Salman in 'London Dreams' and 'Ready'.


Her name has been cropping up time and again for the forthcoming film based on Chetan Bhagat's book '2 States: The Story of My Marriage', said to be jointly produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala.


Debutant Abhishek Varman, who worked with Karan on 'My Name is Khan' and is also the creative director on 'Student of the Year', will direct 'Two States'. "I don't know, you will have to ask the makers about it. Even I am hearing rumours about it. I have read '2 States' and I found it very entertaining. Lot of people told me it would be nice if I play that role because of south culture. But the makers haven't approached me yet."


As of now, newcomer Arjun Kapoor has been zeroed in for the male role, while the leading lady is yet to finalised. Till now, Asin has only worked with top notch actors of B-town, including Aamir, Salman, Ajay and Akshay Kumar, but she desires to work with the younger lot of actors too. "I want to work with younger actors... why not? Even if you are friendly with your co-star, there is always a sense of respect and admiration with which you look at them. Probably working with actors of my generation would be more fun," Asin said.


She will be paired opposite Akshay for the second time in 'Khiladi 786', an action comedy. "I have 'Khiladi 786', we just completed one schedule of the film with Akshay Kumar. It is an action-comedy... its a lot of fun doing the film," she added. PTI

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