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Javed Jaffrey: It is wrong to equate Indian cinema with Bollywood
Excerpts from an interview with Javed Jaffrey
You have done a variety of films. Is there a particular genre that you feel more challenging than others?
I don’t feel many things I do are challenging. I am not talking about physical challenges here. Doing a film like Boom was challenging. It was a quirky role and I feel doing a completely mad character like that was extremely challenging. The way I walked, I talked, my posture, my accent, my tone in that film, everything was so unusual for me and that was a big challenge. I did 8 by 10 Tasveer with Nagesh Kukunoor. The film tanked at the box office, but I enjoyed doing it. I loved doing Dhamaal too. It was loud and over-the-top, but I enjoyed working in that film. Click here to read more
Javed Jaffrey: Overt sexuality makes me uncomfortable
Excited about his forthcoming release The Forest, Javed Jaffrey is confident that the film will thrill the audiences and make people think about pressing environmental issues. In a candid chat the powerhouse of talent talks about the film, his other creative pursuits and why he thinks the big stars of Bollywood should dare to be different
He’s a rare talent, an eclectic mix of spontaneity, creativity and inventiveness. It would be unfair to define Javed Jaffrey as an actor and even more difficult it is to coldly categorise him as just a performer. Click here to read more