Not giving up solo films: Tusshar Kapoor
"I want to do solo films. In this industry no matter how popular you are if you don`t have a solo hit..the proof of being a star is not there. You have to prove it to the industry. Even though you are capable of giving hit films but you have to deliver a solo hit," Tusshar told PTI in an interview.
Tusshar started his career in Bollywood with Satish Kaushik directed `Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai` in 2001. Despite the movie being a hit at the box office Tusshar could not find much success in his other solo releases. His next film was Vashu Bhagnani`s `Jeena Sirf Merre Liye` (2002) opposite Kareena. The film failed at the box office.
Then came up sister Ekta Kapoor`s `Kucch To Hai` a horror film opposite Esha Deol which was again a failure, another 2003 film, `Yeh Dil` opposite Anita Hassanandani, proved to be one of the biggest disasters of the year.
"My first film was a solo – `Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai` and that was a hit but then there were a few flop films. I have not had a solo hit for quite some time. I am aiming for a solo hit and luckily I am getting opportunities. I did have offer for solo films – the one film with Rajshri banners – `Love You Mr Kalakar` but it did not work for me," Tusshar said.
"I am not giving up on solo films. Multi starrers are keeping me safe. They are also risky but I feel I am fortunate enough to be part of very good big multi starrers. A solo film is must…it is something I will not give up," he said.
Tusshar struck gold with multi-starrers when in Raj Kumar Santoshi`s `Khakee` he got an opportunity to rub shoulders with stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar. He was appreciated for his performance in the film.
Then came Rohit Shetty`s `Golmaal` (2006-2010) series that made Tusshar`s on screen character `Lucky`, a household name. Other multi starrer films that did well for him were `Kyaa Kool Hai Hum` (2005) and Sanjay Gupta`s `Shootout at Lokhandwala`. His recent releases again were multi starrers – `Shor in the City` and `The Dirty Picture`.
The 35-year-old would be seen next in Samir Karnik`s `Char Din Ki Chandni`, a solo film opposite Kulraj Randhawa of `Yamla Pagla Deewana`. The film releases in January 2012.
"With `Char Din Ki Chandani`, an out-an-out comedy I have hopes on the film. I am fine doing solo films of any genre. The script should be masala, entertaining and backed by good production house as they know how to make and promote a film," Tusshar said.
Tusshar has completed ten years in the Hindi film industry. Ask him how the journey has shaped up, and he says, "There have been ups and down. I have learnt from every experience. I think I couldn`t have done better. I cherish my journey in the industry till date. Whatever I have achieved I am happy but not satisfied. I feel I have miles to go."
"I am grateful to be part of blockbuster movies. I have done wide range of roles, shown my versatility and not stuck to any particular genre. Despite my hits and flops I never had to struggle for getting films. I may not be number a one star or a Rs 20 crore actor. But I always had a three-four films and I never had to get worried about work," he added.