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Arshad Warsi turns producer
Gullu Gupshup | February 26, 2008 14:35 IST
Last Updated: February 26, 2008 16:50 IST
Arshad Warsi is the latest actor to become a film producer.
A source close to the actor tells us that Arshad wants to do serious roles but unfortunately, he isn't being offered any.
In an interview to rediff.com, Arshad had admitted, "It is fun to be able to perform different roles. Otherwise, it gets boring."
In fact, this is reportedly the reason why Arshad refused to take up Dhamaal 2. Dhamaal, starring Sanjay Dutt, Jaaved Jafri, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Warsi had been a big hit. Aftab Shivdasani [Images] may replace him in the sequel.
"Arshad is being offered many comic roles but now, he wants to do meaningful cinema," the source added.
It is learnt that Arshad has roped in director Kabir Kaushik to direct his first production venture. Kabir had directed Sehar earlier, which saw Arshad in a serious and beautifully-etched role.
Till date, Arshad has always included Sehar as one of his favourite films. The film was based on the real life story of an honest cop, who was instrumental in breaking the organised crime in Uttar Pradesh. Unfortunately, Sehar failed at the box office.