Ronit Roy has taken the industry by storm with his immaculate portrayals of characters which have some grey shades to them. When asked why he chooses such characters, the actor explains that they are more like real people.
“There is no person with all black or all white shades in their character. A human being can be categorised as good and bad, but some people have more good than bad shade and vice versa. Everybody in this world is grey, that’s what the human mind is all about. You never think in black or in white,” he explains, adding that he finds morally ambiguous characters exciting to play.
Roy is slated to bring this excitement to his debut Tamil film Bhoomi, in which he plays the antagonist.
“It’s a beautiful script. I am playing the villain and the role that I play shows deceitful truth of the corporate world. The director was keen that I should mouth my dialogues in Tamil, so I had to learn my dialogues in Tamil and have spoken them in Tamil itself,” he shares.
The actor is also slated to have a pivotal role in Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, among other Bollywood bigwigs. Set in the 1800s, the Karan Malhotra directorial is about a dacoit tribe who battle the British for their independence.
When asked if this role will be a grey character as well, he remains tightlipped. “I am not at liberty to discuss that film,” he asserts, adding that he is not sure about YRF’s plan to release the movie as well.
Additionally, Roy is also keeping his connection to his television roots alive by working on the third season of Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain with Ekta Kapoor’s ALT Balaji. When asked if it feels like a homecoming, the witty actor quips, “It’s only called a homecoming if you have left the home in the first place. I have been constantly working with ALT Balaji; I have no qualms in saying ‘yes’ whenever Ekta offers me a role. It is one level up every time work comes from Balaji and I am thankful to Ekta for trusting me with the kind of characters that she offers me. I have no doubt my next work with Balaji is going to be spectacular,” he sums up.