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HAPPY DAYS Dino Morea assures people will get to see him in a variety of roles soon Photo: S. Subramanium
HAPPY DAYS Dino Morea assures people will get to see him in a variety of roles soon Photo: S. Subramanium

With three films lined up, Dino Morea is back in the reckoning, says ANUJ KUMAR

With Fight Club and Aksar releasing shortly, Dino Morea is back in news. "No I have three. Holiday is also expected in February," says an excited Dino. Having a strong female fan following, the "Musu Musu Aati" boy has been knocking at the doors of box office for quite sometime but has only a stray Raaz to show for in the report card. And now suddenly there seems to be a problem of plenty? "No, for all three are different subjects. While Fight Club and Holiday are youth-oriented, with Aksar I am taking the next step. It is a mature love story involving a couple. It is full of suspense."Interestingly, the music of all three films is doing well on the charts but Dino is using "Aashian Ban Gaya" of Holiday as the ring tone. "The music is quite close to my heart and has been doing well in Mumbai. In fact, the film is quite different from the usual youth films. In spite of being shot entirely in Goa, and despite being a Pooja Bhatt film has been passed without a single cut," points out Dino. Talking about the storyline, Dino says he is playing a dance teacher in the film. "I love dancing and in the film I got to do Latino dance. The film revolves around a family which comes to Goa for holiday and the two daughters fell for this dancer, played by me."

College memories

In Fight Club, where he runs the club, he says he got to do lot of action. "It brought back the memories of college days in Bangalore. I was a decent guy but once pushed to corner, I used to give it all."Dino, who started as a model and made to cover pages of fashion magazines when he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest, says the clichéd model-can-act question should not be asked any more for now many models have proved their worth. However, Dino has hardly seen the limelight. Bipasha Basu walked away with all the credit in Raaz and the rest - Gunaah, Sssshhh, Ishq Hai Tumse - just managed to keep him in circulation. A good looking guy out to have some fun, nothing more, nothing less. "Bipasha was the main protagonist in Raaz, so the credit of success was bound to go to her. But the film did make me somebody from an absolute nobody. I don't think that the industry keeps on giving me soft roles going by my looks. I did an intense role in Rakth, and also got appreciation. But if the director goofs up with the film as a whole, it's not my fault." Hope Anant Mahadevan and Vikram Chopra won't let him down in the coming days.

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