Funny man Arshad turns baddie (Movie Snippets)


Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi, who feels that after a heavy dose of comedy he needs to do serious roles, is looking forward to playing a negative role in "Zila Ghaziabad".

"I'm going to start a film called 'Zila Ghaziabad' in July. It's a film about the Ghaziabad mafia, that entire belt, politics and all that stuff. I'm playing a negative role for the first time, a complete bad guy with no justifications. The role is that of a guy who works for the politicians in that region," Arshad told IANS.

Newcomer Anand will direct the film. Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi are rumoured to be part of the project; there is, however, no confirmation as of now.


I can't bear politics: Saif Ali Khan

Actor Saif Ali Khan, who is currently working on "Aarakshan", a film looking at caste-based reservations and the politics around it, doesn't like politics in real life.

"I can't bear politics. I'm a little aware about it; I read the papers but I just feel that with the kind of politics this country has, it's so difficult to keep everyone happy... it's something very exhausting," said the 40-year-old.

"I think I'm in the right profession for me. Things keep changing every now and then in acting, but at least there is no politics here," he added.

Directed by Prakash Jha, "Aarakshan" also features Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik. It is slated to release Aug 12.


Irrfan Khan is doing weird films: Imaad Shah

Actor Naseeruddin Shah's son and an actor himself, Imaad Shah, who is a great fan of Irrfan Khan, is not happy with his favourite's current choice of movies.

"I'm a great fan of Irrfan khan. I find his performances very interesting. Nowadays I don't know why is he doing weird films, but in 'Maqbool', he was great. He was very good in '7 Khoon Maaf' too," said the young actor.

Imaad indicated that he didn't like Irrfan in "Thank You", where he played a husband cheating on his wife.