Paresh Rawal Is ‘Hungry’ At ‘Table No. 21’


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MUMBAI: No folks, the comedy king Paresh Rawal is not on a diet, to shed kilos for any film. Neither is he hungry because he has been denied a reservation at any restaurant or such.

The man, whom we recently spotted at the press con for his upcoming high concept thriller, ‘Table No. 21’, considers himself a “hungry actor”. The man was dressed in a sharp steel grey suit with a vibrant lilac shirt and waistcoat, and was seen with his film’s co-actors Rajeev Khandelwal and Tena Desae. The actors released the first trailer of the film at the event.

Though the man has played a variety of roles in his career, ranging from a wicked Velji in ‘Sir’ to a bumbling simpleton Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in ‘Hera Pheri’, Paresh is still discontented and strives for meaty roles.

Reveals the funny man, “For me, a role is a role. I don’t see it as a protagonist or an antagonist. Even if I am not in the lead role, but if I have a good role, I do it with honesty.”

“As an actor I am very hungry. Give me a good and meaty role and I am on for it. I like to do roles that I enjoy and involves some sort of a challenge. Anything that can be done easily, I don’t enjoy doing it. The only nice thing about it (easily doable jobs) that you get money,” he added.

Recently, the man was much appreciated for his role of an atheist in Umesh Shukla’s “Oh My God”, an adaptation of his Gujarati play.

‘Table No. 21’ is directed by Aditya Datt, is presented by Eros International and releases on 4th Januray 2013.