Speaking at the recent FICCI FRAMES 2023 event recently, the actor recalled, “When Ranbir made his debut, I was like, ‘Yeah to aa gaya, ab mein kya karunga?’ Then Ranveer Singh came into the industry in 2010/11 and again it made me think…’Yeh bhi aa gaya ab mein kya karunga?’ I had no option but to take the unconventional path and fortunately, it worked for me. I was an anchor on television, and Shoojit Sircar saw something in me [for Vicky Donor]. I didn’t even audition for that film, and it all started there.”
He added, “In my films, I am not really obsessed with my own character, I am obsessed with the whole story. I may not be the main driver of the story, the characters around me are also very strong, whether it is Jaideep Ahlawat in An Action Hero, Rajkummar Rao in Bareilly Ki Barfi, Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta in Badhaai Ho or Bhumi Pednekar in Dum Laga Ke Haisha.”
He will next be seen in ‘Dream Girl 2’ co-starring Ananya Panday.