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Adil Hussain: Bollywood films aren't my taste

IANS 06 Nov 2014, 16:17:58 PM IST
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Mumbai: Versatile actor Adil Hussain, known for his performances in high-on-content films, including "English Vinglish" and "Life Of Pi", says he has hardly watched any Bollywood films for over three decades. He says they're not to his "taste".
 
Since "Happy New Year" is the latest Hindi entertainer to hit the jackpot at the box office, IANS asked Adil what he thinks of the film.
 
To that, he said: "I haven't seen Bollywood films since 1983, except for four to five. I haven't been watching films, I have no clue. I saw 'Rang Rasiya', which is a Hindi film, not really a Bollywood film. I don't look down upon Bollywood films, but it's just not my taste."
 
But then how come he featured in a film like "The Xpose"?
 
"I had to do 'The Xpose' for a different reason. As an actor, I try to practice, not to judge. In order to not to judge, I have to put myself in the shoes (of others) and see it how easy is for someone to go that way," he said and added that doing "The Xpose" was a conscious step.
 
Adil, who hails from Assam, believes "there has to be space for those films" too, and so he was "sincere doing that film as well".
 
Meanwhile, the 51-year-old is currently busy promoting his film "Zed Plus", a socio-political satire. It takes a humorous stand on existing polity, where the protagonist is the common man.
 
The film also features Mona Singh, Mukesh Tiwari and Sanjay Mishra. Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, "Zed Plus" will hit the cinemas Nov 21.