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I’ll quit acting if I am offered only comedies: Vinay Pathak

Pathak insists that he is not ready to limit himself to comedies and will quit acting if he is offered only that.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi |
September 17, 2009 1:09:36 pm

Actor Vinay Pathak,who has made a mark for himself in Bollywood with his comic roles in films like ‘Bheja Fry’ and ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’,insists that he is not ready to limit himself to comedies and will quit acting if he is offered only that.

“I am comfortable with every genre,not only comedy. If it so happens that I am offered only comic roles,then I will quit acting,” Pathak said.

“I am looking forward to more exciting scripts and new genres,” said the actor,who has done serious films like ‘Dasvidaniya’,’Manorama Six Feet Under’ and ‘Via Darjeeling’.

The actor,who has also had an off-and-on appearance on television,is hosting four episodes of a new show on Fox History and Entertainment channel this month.

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Pathak had hosted a talk show ‘Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? with actor Ranvir Shorey earlier and also a a show called ‘Duniya Goal Hain’ during the 2006 World Cup in Germany,besides others.

“I have hosted all kinds of shows,but this is the first time that I am doing a show on history. The most fascinating thing about history is that it involves real people. It was my favourite subject in school and I learnt a lot through this experience,” said the actor,who had also starred as an English teacher in ‘Hip Hip Hurray’.

Pathak will be hosting four episodes,’The Great Wall’,’Hannibal: Enemy of Rome’,’The Pharaohs Who Built Egypt’,and ‘Secrets of The Forbidden City’. The actor hopes that these episodes will be informative for students as well as teachers who deal with the subject,as it is made in the form of a docu-drama.

“Among all art-forms,the documentary is the most ignored. It is a wonderful thing to show history in a dramatic way in a documentary,” he said.

The actor hopes that his familiar face will help the programme connect better with the audience.

“I am presenting the episodes as a host who talks about a particular period. I hope people will connect with the show seeing a familiar and friendly face presenting it,” said Pathak.

Talking about his role of a god in laugh riot ‘Quick Gun Murugan’,Pathak said,”My role is not actually godly. I play Chitragupta,which is a bureaucratic character,a representation of the common man.”

Pathak will be next seen in films like ‘Lakshman Rekha’ and ‘Raat Gayi Baat Gayi’ among others.

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