Q. For every Mumbai Saga and Chehre, there are independent titles like Tigers and Harami in your oeuvre.
The general rule is that once you have a brand, you satisfy the audience by giving them more of the same. Actors fall into that trap. When I did Shanghai (2011), people said ‘why are you putting on weight to do a film like this?’ But it is my job to play different parts. I will always do films that give me a chance to get into the depth of a character.
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