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Shreyas on his reported rift with director Nagesh Kukunoor

Oct 15, 2008 02:46 AM IST India India

Actor Shreyas Talpade talks to CNN-IBN’s Manisha Mahaldar on his forthcoming films and his reported rift with director Nagesh Kukunoor.

CNN-IBN: Your last film Welcome to Sajjanpur won critical acclaim. Any interesting responses that you got after the film released?

Shreyas Talpade: There were quite a few considering it was Shyam babu's film. The film had a mass appeal and that is something that we did not expect. I remember some hawkers near my house complimented me for the film.

CNN-IBN: You are the latest addition to Golmaal Returns. Tell us something about your film.

Shreyas Talpade: In the film I work for Ajay Devgan and my character is such that I can go to any lengths to help my boss.

CNN-IBN: We have heard that not all is well between you and Nagesh Kukunoor. You are no longer his blue-eyed boy. Is it true that he is not planning to cast you in his films?

Shreyas Talpade: (Laughs) Well this is actually a question for Nagesh as to why he is not casting me in his films right now. But you know the thing with Nagesh is that – in fact he had mentioned it to me long back after we did Iqbal – we are friends but that does not mean that I will be in every film that he makes.

CNN-IBN: You are turning producer for Marathi films now. What kind of films are you looking to fund?

Shreyas Talpade: The kind of films that I am looking at are not the usual run-of-the-mill kind of comedies.

CNN-IBN: Thanks for talking to us.

Shreyas Talpade: Thanks.