Arshad Warsi has worked in a couple of movie sequels and finds them risky, but at the same time he is very excited about the second instalment of “Ishqiya” because he finds the role of a rustic guy challenging.”Finally, it is decided that the sequel of ‘Ishqiya’ is being made. I’m quite happy about that. ‘Ishqiya’ is way tougher than ‘Dhamaal’ or ‘Golmaal’ because that’s a character that speaks in a different dialect,” Arshad told IANS.
“It’s completely somebody else. I’ve not played such a character before. So speaking in that language, behaving that way, body language, colour and attitude – everything is very different. So, it’s exciting and a lot of fun,” he said.
The film will go on floors end of this year.
“I haven’t heard the script yet. I’ve been told that it’s really good and I have full faith in Vishal (Bhardwaj) and Abhishek (Chaubey), so the script will definitely be nice,” said the 43-year-old.
“Ishqiya”, which has bagged four National Awards, was released in January 2010 and it also starred Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles. The film was directed by Abhishek Chaubey and was produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.
In “Isqiya”, Arshad essayed Babban, who is hot-blooded, lustful and scoffs at the idea of true romantic love.
Earlier, Arshad worked in the “Golmaal” franchise, now he will be seen in “Dhamaal” sequel set to release in June and then part three of “Lage Raho Munnabhai” releasing later this year.
Although Arshad is being a part of so many sequels, the actor, who started his Bollywood career in 1996 with the film “Tere Mere Sapne”, doesn’t enjoy being a part of them.
“I feel I’m stuck with the sequels. New things are better. Sequels are big risks. The expectations are way high because you have already put a benchmark for yourself, now you are competing with yourself and at the same time, you can’t overdo. You have to still be in the same zone and still make people like it,” said Arshad.
“For me, I don’t like doing sequels, I like doing different things. It’s like eating the same food everyday. It’s monotonous for me,” he added.
So will he continue doing sequels?
“I’ll continue doing them. For me, there is an easy demarcation. There is one kind of work, that people like to see me in and then there is work that I want to do. So I satisfy myself as well as the people. ‘Dhamaal’, ‘Golmaal’, ‘Munna Bhai…’, all these I know people like to see me in, so I’ll keep doing these, as long as they make it,” he said.
“Films like ‘Saher’ and ‘Ishqiya’, I’ll keep doing those because I like them,” he added.