Actor Randeep Hooda says his actor friend Naseeruddin Shah has advised him not to plan his career ever.Randeep has been associated with theater since the beginning of his acting career and is an active member of Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Theater Troupe. He considers Shah as his mentor, friend and confidant.
“There was a time when I wished to get a break and I got a break for three years, not because of lack of work but because of lack of quality work. Naseer bhai once told me when I was lying with a broken leg on bed, that the one thing that I am doing wrong is planning my career,” said Randeep.
“He said, don’t plan your career... It will take its shape, so that is what I have been doing.
I want to do good stuff and there is so much diversity in my work,” he said. Now when the Sarbjit actor is doing well in his career, he doesn’t intend to take a break. “I wished for a break once. I did not have work for three years and I don’t want to wish that upon myself again. There are two-three things that are cooking. Let’s see what happens first,” he said.
With films like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Highway and Jism 2, Randeep has always tried to do different kind of roles and he is happy that the industry has been good to him. “I think, may be it will take few more films in a row for me to get acceptance. But I cannot complain about the industry as I have always got work,” he said.
A successful film usually brings offers for the actors and Randeep is fresh out of the success of Sarbjit.
“Sarbjit was a hyped film but my performance in Laal Rang was equally appreciated; it was one of my favourite films. So all this is going to accumulate into my filmography which will be seen by people. I hope I get better films. Every successful film can get me one more opportunity to show my work,” he said. The 39-year-old actor will be seen next in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, where he plays an MMA fighter.
“I did my upcoming film Do Lafzon Ki Kahani before I did Sarbjit. I gained weight (for Do Lafzon Ki Kahani). I weighed 95 kg for Do Lafzon Ki Kahani and came down to 65 kg for Sarbjit; it was heartbreaking,” Randeep said.
The Highway actor is happy that the film has a good blend of romance and action and has the best songs.