Last seen in 'Bajatey Raho' in 2013, Tusshar Kapoor arrives in the first month of 2016 with two back-to-back films 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' and 'Mastizaade', co-incidentally both sex comedies!
As the actor gears up for both the releases, we spoke to him about the two films, his idea of a perfect soul-mate and his forthcoming projects.
Excerpts from the conversation-
So how is your performance in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' different than your previous sex comedies?
I do the same things what I do for every film. I think that this time the character is similar to the earlier 'Kya Kool Hai Hum' films but not so innocent and simpleton. He too is looking for a soul-mate and he believes that he will find her and then he lands up in the porn industry. So the character is the same but he is going through many more changes where the story is taking him. So this time there is more and more crazier situations. The film itself has reloaded itself from the earlier two parts and is bolder in concept.
Your character in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' is in search of his soul-mate. So what about the same in your real life?
Please find me someone (laughs). I am still looking for my soul-mate. Till then I am happy working with Mandana Karimi, Sunny Leone and others. I want to get married because I want to have kids. So let us see when that happens.
What type of qualities do you want in your soul-mate?
I have never really ever fallen in love with somebody based on certain qualities. Sometimes something just clicks. Looks don't matter to me. You know sometimes the person is okay at first and then you get attracted to something; maybe about the way she talks or whatever. I don't have any definition for the ideal soul-mate.
Were there any challenges before you for this film especially while shooting for funny scenes?
It's all serious business. There are so many get-ups in this film with lot of spoofs. Then when you come on the set, you have read the script and are used to the jokes and lived it. So you don't really react to it like an audience per se while you are shooting for it. You attempt it like an actor and you try to get it as natural as possible. So that becomes the main aim on set and what you see from the outside that takes a back-seat. You become behind the scenes then. So it's all about getting it perfect and right.
You were recently quoted as saying that the movie is for all age groups. What did you actually meant by that?
I said that it's an adult film and it's a film for all age groups. Means for the adult audience of all age groups. But again they (media) twisted it and made it look like that. It's not for kids. So I was not contradicting myself.
Do you feel that consistently you are coming out with a genre which is somewhere around the same bracket? Is that a conscious effort?
No, not at all because both the films ('Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' and 'Mastizaade') were to release last year. But the censor process took time. 'Mastizaade' was to release before 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' but then it got delayed and the latter got censored before. So it all happened together. The producers and distributors are responsible for this. So there would have been a bigger gap. But who knows, this may be better for both the films! I hope both of them work. But I am not comfortable with such close proximity. But as far as the genre is concerned, I don't feel that I am getting typecast.
Any genre that you would like to experiment?
Well, I would love to do a horror film. Something like 'Phoonk', 'Bhoot' or 'The Conjuring'.
How is your role in 'Mastizaade' different from 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'?
'Mastizaade' has a very haraami-type of character of mine. I play a sex-addict there. So there is no innocence in that character. Of course there also he falls in love and finds his soul-mate. There he is trying to change his soul-mate. She (Laila Lele/ Sunny Leone) turns out to be even more bolder than him. In 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' my character too finds a soul-mate but he is a simpleton throughout. So there is no transformation here of the character. I play a very 'mastikhor' character in 'Mastizaade'.
What's next in the pipeline for you?
There's one film that I have said yes to called 'Chicago Junction' which is directed by Kabir Kaushik. It's not going to start now. I think probably February or March. But it's a dark rural based, period film of 70s.