Having often played the good boy on small screen, popular TV star Gautam Rode says he agreed to be a part of Aksar 2 as, unlike its first part, it is not a bold film. Aksar 2 is the sequel of the 2006 thriller which starred Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami and Dino Morea and had many bold scenes.
When asked if the sequel will be on the similar lines, Gautam told PTI, “It is not a bold film. It is not an erotic thriller. It is purely character driven…I’ve chosen the film because of that. I am not so comfortable with erotic genre as of now.”
Aksar 2, which also stars actress Zareen Khan, will be helmed by Anant Mahadevan who also directed the first installment. The Saraswatichandra star says the team of the film doesn’t want to promote it as an erotic thriller.
“That is why me, the director and the producers are all very particular about it. We will also be promoting it as a suspense film rather than going on the other side and calling it erotic thriller. There is nothing like that in the film,” he said.
Gautam, who has worked in hit shows like “Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani” and “Suryaputra Karn”, will be seen playing an investment banker in the film. The 39-year-old actor has already started shooting for the film, and says “Aksar 2” is not also a typical
hero-heroine romantic movie.
“Zareen (Khan) is a good actress and a very good co-actor to work with. But it is not a romantic film, so it will not be on those lines which will have romantic scenes. Songs are there, but it is not a hero-heroine film. We all are playing strong characters,” he said.