His menacing turn in Kaabil is creating a buzz, but actor Rohit Roy reveals he initially refused to do the upcoming film as he wasn’t sure if he could pull-off the negative character.
Rohit features in the film as a baddie, who is being chased by Hrithik Roshan’s blind character to seek revenge.
When director Sanjay Gupta narrated the film to him, Rohit was “blown away with the premise” but was hesitant to sign the film.
“When he narrated me my role, I said no to the film. I said I can’t do it, and he was taken aback too. I was worried because in 20 years of my acting career, I’ve never done this kind of role,” Rohit told PTI.
“It could have gone either way. It is not only evil but very lecherous. After being here for so many years, then not being able to pull it off would’ve been bad. It was a matter of confidence.”
The 48-year-old actor, however, did come on board later for the project which would feature him alongside his elder brother Ronit Roy.
Pointing out that both of them have different working techniques, Rohit said, “Ronit puts in a solid amount of hard work. He researched for the role. He had a tutor who worked with him and prepared for the Marathi twang. I am completely different actor from him. I went to the set blank, only knowing the lines. Hopefully, you’ll see it work on the big screen.”
The action-thriller features Hrithik as a blind man, who avenges death of his girlfriend, enacted by Yami Gautam.