"Vikram and I wanted to work together for years"
Jimmy Shergill, who is teaming up with Vikram Bhatt for the first time in "Dangerous Ishhq", says it took him 10 years to finally get an opportunity to work with the director.
The 41-year-old said he has known Vikram for years but they never came across a right project to work on together. "I had met Vikram when I was doing 'Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar'. That was over 10 years back. Due to certain reasons, we could just not get together for a film. Later when Vikram informed me about this film, it sounded quite exciting," Jimmy told PTI.
"Dangerous Ishhq" marks actress Karisma Kapoor's return to the big screen after a gap of six years. The film also stars Rajneesh Duggal in the lead role and will hit the theatres on May 11.
Jimmy says that he doesn't mind Karisma hogging all the limelight in the film and insists his role is as important as any other role. "More than just the fact that it is Karisma's comeback affair, what intrigued me was the way Vikram explained my character. Even though it isn't a quintessential leading hero role, I knew that the film would be a good platform for me to perform," he said.
The actor plays the role of a cop in the film. "The film is spread over 500 years and I feature in the present times. I am required to carry out an investigation. The film is a dramatic thriller and I am required to find out the connection with Karisma's past life."
Jimmy, who has been in the industry for over a decade, has given hits like "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster", "A Wednesday", "Yahaan" and "Haasil".
His upcoming projects are "Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns" and "Special Chabbis". PTI