I miss acting: Jugal Hansraj
He is best remembered as the adorable boy from "Masoom" and actor Jugal Hansraj, who hasshifted gears from acting to direction, says he desperately wants to make a comeback on-screen.
The 39-year-old directed the first Hindi mainstream CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) feature film "Roadside Romeo" and Priyanka Chopra starrer "Pyaar Impossible". But both his filmsdid not do well at the box-office.
"I have been outside the acting circuit for quite sometime. I was busy with behind-the-camera stuff. I miss acting and I know it would be difficult for me to make acomeback as a lead character in the films. So, I enjoy direction as there are various nuances to it," Hansraj told
After enjoying his stint as a child artiste for three years in the industry, Hansraj begun his adult career with "Aa Gale Lag Jaa" and was noticed in "Papa Kehte Hai" (1995) andstarrer "Mohabbatein" (2000).
"I am open to acting and it's not that I want to play lead in the films. I have always done those films where mycharacter had some depth. Moreover, I was always inclined to animation and writing," said the actor, who is currentlywriting three scripts.
Hansraj will be a part of the Melbourne Film Festival,beginning from June 11, to share his knowledge andunderstanding of the resources available in animationscenario.
He says the animation industry in India is in its nascent stage and will pick up momentum in the next couple of years."It's a great honour for me to be a part of master classes of Melbourne Film festival. I will discuss the about the scenario of animation in Australia and India. (PTI)