I haven’t reached my destination: Randeep Hooda

Actor is happy with his success but doesn’t believe in bragging.

Ians February 15, 2013
Randeep Hooda PHOTO: IANS

NEW DELHI: For Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda the path to success has not been easy. After making his debut in Monsoon Wedding in 2001, it took him four years to bag his next project. But now, when he has made a place for himself in the industry, he doesn’t feel the need to brag.

“Right now it all looks fine, but that was not the case some years back. It was bleak and dark. The success right now is just a step in my journey. I don’t think I have reached my destination yet,” Randeep told IANS.

“I am just accumulating more and more. All my choices of work are half chances, and my half chances have been working well, but I am not over the moon and shouting from rooftop about it because when I was down and out, I wasn’t groveling,” added the 36-year-old. “So I think I have found a balance of not getting too elated with success and not too disappointed with failures.”

Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai in 2010 came as a breakthrough in Randeep’s career, when he was appreciated for his performance.

It was followed by his performance in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster in 2011 and three releases last year — Jannat 2, Jism 2 and Heroine — which gave his career graph a push. Even his cameo in Cocktail was noticed.

“My last six films have been successful whether I played a lead role or a small role. And it has been a good run for me,” he said. For the future, the actor has bigger plans.

“I want to do lots of things — I have bigger dreams. I want people not only in India, but also across the world to see my work and appreciate it,” said Randeep.

Meanwhile, Randeep is looking forward to his next film Murder 3, in which he will be seen as a photographer. The movie will see him romancing Aditi Rao Hydari and Pakistani actor Sara Loren.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2013.            

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