Talented Rahul Bose has learnt his lesson. He understands that a movie like Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam could well be termed as a faux pas in his Bollywood career and he could well start working in diverse genres that give him enough space and opportunity to act better. No wonder, he is currently doing films that are spread across various genres like horror, romance, drama and even social awareness.
“I don’t have any problems admitting that last year I acted very poorly in Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam. What’s the point of sticking on to something unnecessarily and defending it when you know deep down your heart that you haven’t quite done justice to your own self as an actor”, says Rahul who was also seen in Shaurya, Tahaan and Dil Kabaddi last year.
Except for Before The Rains, Rahul hasn’t been seen much in 2009 and as things stand, there won’t be any of his films releasing in the remaining months too.
“That’s because entire 2009 was spent in shooting for various films. I have completed four films and all of them should release next year”, says Rahul who has a drawn a different game plan for himself by picking up diverse genres.
“I am most excited about The Japanese Wife because honestly, it is by far the best thing that could have happened to me”, gushes Rahul about this Aparna Sen directed film that also stars Chigasu Takaku, Raima Sen and Moushmi Chatterjee, “I have got an opportunity to enact the role of someone who progresses from being a 18 to 50 year old. I play a school teacher based in rural Bengal. I am looking forward to the January 2010 release of the film.”
From a rural background, Rahul has also managed to jump into the boardroom of a corporate house, courtesy his film You Are Fired.
“You Are Fired is a psychological horror thriller and it was quite some experience shooting for it”, Rahul talks about the film where he plays the role of a rich COO of an international corporate house, “It’s a Hinglish film directed by Sajid Warrier.”
From horror, Rahul moves on to get into some sensitive drama for Omar, a film by Onir where he enacts the role of a gay. In addition to that, he also gets to romance with Shefali Shah in Vipul Shah’s Kucch Love Jaisa.
“Kucch Love Jaisa is a very sweet and tender tale”, smiles Rahul, “I play somebody who is at the lowest level in the underworld and falls in love with Shefali. I am particularly confident about my performance in films like these because as an actor, you always know if and when you have screwed up. I got that feeling in Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam but I feel quite positive about the newer lot of films that I am doing.”
Meanwhile, one wonders what happened to his other film Mumbai Chaka Chak which was earlier stated for release last year.
“What I know is that now Mumbai Chaka Chak would be brought out as a joint effort between Mahindra, BMC and Suneil Shetty who has been the film’s producer from Day 1″, informs Rahul, “I normally don’t do message oriented films but I did this one because I love Mumbai. It has a clear and simple message around doing something for the city if you really love it.”
Further talking about this film directed by Sanjay Jha (who has made Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye and Strings in the past), Rahul says, “The makers are looking at the best way to put the film on front of audiences. You have to pitch movies like these quite smartly.”