In Passing

July 16, 2011 03:33 pm | Updated 03:33 pm IST

Cyrus Broacha Photo: K.Gajendran

Cyrus Broacha Photo: K.Gajendran

The name game

He is now worried about being tagged with yet another name. After being dubbed “serial kisser”, actor Emraan Hashmi feels that he might end up with another tag after the release of “Murder 2”. “I might be called a six-pack man but that would be unfair,” he is reported to have said. Hashmi claimed that such labels “take the focus away from the performance.”

When asked about the roles he normally played, he admitted to being fascinated by the darker side of human kind. “I am drawn to dark and disturbing characters. I've always been a huge fan of thrillers and am fascinated by the dark underbelly of the human mind,” said he. Hashmi admitted that playing such roles could be emotionally exhausting but went on to say that it was the experience that was “rewarding”.

Star factor

Dancing Jeetu was his name in the industry; he was as famous for his dance moves as for the white shoes he constantly wore. Asked about his return to the big screen, yesteryear star Jeetendra - recently seen on the small screen in “X” Factor - replied, “I am not yet ready to return to films. When I feel like acting again, I'll definitely do so.” Of course that does not mean giving up acting altogether. The reality show made him realise how much talent there is in the country. “Earlier there were not many platforms where people could come up, but now things are different. Sitting here in the show I felt happy to be talking to such people,” said Jeetendra.

Naturally funny

The MTV Bakra seems to have come a long way in the laugh-a-minute stakes. Cyrus Broacha - theatreperson, TV star comedy man - is busy on stage. When asked whether it's a satisfying experience, the never-short-for-words Broacha recounts, “Actually the director gave me the money and asked me to do the play and I happily agreed.” Of course there is no long talk on reading the script or anything though Broacha admits that original version of the play “One Out of Six” is funnier and a “timeless classic”. But he feels the play tackles current sensibilities about issues like relationships between families, a father and a son at a different level. “It also talks about the gay movement and I don't think we are preaching here; we've come a long way.” For him the play is yet another platform to act his natural self- funny.

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