Got a chance to walk on same path as Kishore-da: Himesh

Mumbai, Sep 22 Himesh Reshammiya, who will be seen in an unusual comic avatar in 'Damadamm!', is confident about his comedy skills and draws inspiration from the legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 4:09:58 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Mumbai, Sep 22 Himesh Reshammiya, who will be seen in an unusual comic avatar in 'Damadamm!', is confident about his comedy skills and draws inspiration from the legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar.

'In a way, I can say that I have got a chance to walk on the same path as Kishore-da because I am attempting comedy. I feel those who are serious singers can do comedy well. I promise I will try my best,' added Himesh, who was shooting a promotional video for the film, told reporters.

Himesh earlier featured in serious roles in movies like 'Karzzz', 'Radio' and 'Kajraare' - but they didn't fetch as much success as he garnered through his singing or even his compositions. But he hopes audiences will accept him in the new genre.

'I'm a Kishore Kumar fan. He was a great actor, his comedy was great, his singing was wonderful. Somewhere I've been tagged as a singer-turned-actor, and earlier, people said that if singers turn into actors, their films don't work.

'But Kishore-da's films worked. Thanks to god's grace, my film 'Aap Ka Suroor' worked. Yes, two to three films didn't work after that, so this ('Damadamm!') is a test if my film can do well or not,' he said.

'Damadamm!' is scheduled to release Oct 27, a day after Shah Rukh Khan's much-awaited 'RA.One' hits the screens. But Himesh is not worried.

'I am a huge Shah Rukh Khan myself and I am looking forward to 'RA.One'. I will see that film first. But if you see the past five years' track record, comedy films have done quite well. So I am not worried. I am quite confident that around Diwali, the audience would like variety and would like to see a light-hearted comedy film like 'Damadamm!',' he said.

The film, directed by Swapna Waghmare, also features Sonal Sehgal and Purbi Joshi.

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Posted on: 22 September 2011 at 8:24am
Come on you guys, he's not comparing himself with kishor da. In fact I don't find anything stupid in this article than your comments. You all need to understand that following someone and comparing is different.
I'm looking forward for Damadamm.

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Posted on: 22 September 2011 at 8:05am
hahaha... @Do_I_Know_U2.0 You are funny.
He thinks very highly of himself. He should just keep to trying to get "roti, kapda, makaan" for ppl & music. But no singing & God forbid no Acting.

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Posted on: 22 September 2011 at 8:02am
I respect that he keeps on trying to experiment and go out of his comfort zone. But honestly, I think being a music director is what works best for him.

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Posted on: 22 September 2011 at 6:56am
someone go and hit this guy on his head...
Kishore Kumar was one in a million who was a brilliant actor and a singer...this guy just has an inflaterd head
he makes good music no doubt..but acting...PATHETIC...and just two or three flukes dont make him or put him on par with Kishore Da!

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