I was getting typecast after 'Corporate': Rajat Kapoor
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He is known for his mixed bag of roles in arthouse as well as commercial films, but Rajat Kapoor says he was getting typecast in the industry after playing a suave businessman in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Corporate".
The 51-year-old actor said he had to reject many film offers to come out of that shell and choose some out-of-the-box scripts.
"I always want to do something which is completely unique. I hate to repeat myself. After Corporate, I was getting similar kind of roles. I used to get calls from directors who wanted me to portray the same shrewd character of a businessman. But I rejected them and rather opted for other kind of films," Rajat said.
The actor has a fair share small budgeted content-driven films including "Bheja Fry", "Mithya" and "Phas Gaye Re Obama" to his credit.
"I have never followed the trends. I have always jumped onto those projects which gave me enough scope to perform rather than help me earn money. I have never thought whether the audience would like it or not before signing the films,"
Rajat plays a struggling writer in his recent release, director Saurabh Shukla's rom-com "I M 24". The film is about the new age romance, where Shubendu (Rajat) lies to impress a girl who is half his age.
The actor said he was initially apprehensive to play a bald character in the film, which got a mixed response at the box-office.
"I was worried because I thought if I cut my hair at this stage then I will remain bald for rest of my life. But Saurabh cajoled me to get the look and I am lucky that I didn't have to undergo such an embarrassing situation. It was interesting to play the character because it has got many shades."