Actor-turned-director Rohit Roy is facing a strange problem these days. Since the time, the good-looking actor turned director – he directed Rice Plate for Sanjay Gupta’s Dus Kahaniyan – and is acting in films, producers of the telly world are under the impression that he is no longer interested in the small-screen. This despite the fact that he did a serial Sajda recently. Says Rohit, “I may not fit into the typical saas-bahu soaps but give me an interesting role like the one I played in Sajda as the underworld don and I am game.” It was when he went to a channel to pitch a show that he learned about the misconception. “When I approached them with a show, the channel officials asked me if I would be acting in it and when I said yes, they were surprised. They thought I didn’t want to act on TV. I was shocked!”
Rohit has written a show Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan revolving around the life of a TV star, his wife and best female friend. He is hoping to persuade his wife and actor Manasi Joshi to play his reel wife too. For the role of his female friend he is planning to sign on a newcomer as in the serial too she will be shown to be just enteringthe TV industry. When asked if it is autobiographical, the actor denies it. “There are some things that I have lived through, but most of the stuff has been culled from the incidents I have witnessed,” clarifies the actor.
Besides his show, Rohit is gearing up for the release of his next film Shobana 7 Nights in which he plays Raveena Tandon’s husband. Rohit plays a photographer while Raveena is a hot-shot gossip reporter. One particular incident creates trouble in their marriage and they are estranged. “Raveena has outdone herself in the film,” says Rohit appreciative of his co-star while he himself is looking forward to the response for his role after his outing as a gangster in Shootout At Lokhandwala.
Also, after much speculation over his Shaukeen remake, Rohit is ready to go on the floor with the film starring Rishi Kapoor, Danny Dengzonpa, Boman Irani and Bipasha Basu, early next year. He has zeroed in on Krabi and Koh Samui in Thaliand for the shoot. Though it is a remake, Rohit clarifies that the story will be completely different. “I have bought the rights but my film will be about the bonding between the old guys in their 50s and how a young girl changes their point of view,” smiles Rohit.
Source: Dna India