Noted actor Javed Jaffrey says he has never used his father Jagdeep’s influence to get work.
Javed,son of veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep,is known for donning various hats – that of an actor,dancer,singer,choreographer,VJ,ad filmmaker,among others.
He made his acting debut with ‘Meri Jung’ in 1985 where he made a huge impact in a negative role. He has been part of many hit films like ‘100 Days’,’Fire’,’Earth’,’Salaam Namaste’,’Singh is Kingg’ and ‘3 Idiots’ and others.
“Being the son or daughter of a legendary film personality you get more respect. But I have never used that (my father’s name) as an influence to enter industry. It is not that I got work because of him. My father did not do a film for me or launched me,he wanted us to do things on our own,” Javed said.
“Rather I never thought I will enter the film industry,it happened all by chance. Destiny played a part and brought me here in this industry,” he said.
Javed has played a variety of roles,from negative to positive,but he has a penchant for comedy.
“I like to play all kind of roles. You can’t do same stuff every time as it becomes boring. Comedy is my soft spot. But I love doing action,thriller,drama and negative (roles). I am not comfortable with sexuality,intimate scenes,” he said.
The actor will be seen next in debutante director Faraz Haider’s ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’.
“I am playing captain Qureshi from the Punjab region of Pakistan. So my tone (language) in the film is Punjabi-Urdu. The film establishes relationship in an interesting way. I had great fun doing this film,” he said.
“We did interact on sets. I am a big fan of Rishiji,he is the best actor. Neetuji is fantastic. Ranbir is a fine actor and he is very focused about his work. They are humble and nice people,” he said.
Javed will also be seen in Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Jo Bhi Karva Lo’ with Arshad Warsi.