Tusshar hopes success for Shootout at Wadala

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor, who has essayed the role of a gangster in `Shootout at Wadala`, hopes the film does well at the box office and leaves a mark in the genre of gangster movies.

`Shootout at Wadala`, a crime thriller written and directed by Sanjay Gupta, is a prequel to 2007 film `Shootout at Lokhandwala`.

The 35-year-old actor said promotions play a vital role in a film`s success. "Any amount of promotion is not enough. One has to leave no stone unturned for promotions today…one has to break all boundaries as far as box office goes. In case of `Dirty Picture`, no one thought this film would create history in terms of women-oriented films, but it went on to do very good business," he told reporters here today.

"Now in case of gangster films, I wish `Shootout at Wadala` creates history in terms of business. For that, one has to do right kind of promotions…everything has to be perfect. It is good to start promotions early."

`Shootout at Wadala` dramatises the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai Police, which shot dead notorious gangster Manya Surve in Wadala area of the metropolis in 1982.

The movie, also featuring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut and Sonu Sood, releases in January 2013.

Talking about his role, Tusshar said, "My character (Sheikh Munir) is funny and light-hearted yet he is an aggressive person. I am playing a Muslim character for the first time…so it`s a different role for me. .

"I worked with Sanjay Gupta for the first time so the styling, music and presentation were different. There are lovely dialogues in this film. I am sure everyone will like the film as it has a fast, intense and entertaining story," said Tusshar, who had featured in `Shootout at Lokhandwala` also.

There were two popular songs – `Ganpat` and `Unke Nashe Mein` – in the first installment, directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Balaji Telefilms.

Asked if there would be such songs in the sequel too, Tusshar said "Only Sanjay Gupta can say whether or not there will a song like `Ganpat`. Whether there will be item song, will be know later."