Ankur Bhatia who is playing husband of Sharaddha Kapoor in Apoorva Lakhia’s ‘Haseena Parker’ has also played husband of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sarabjit, is he new husband material for Bollywood on screen? Unsung Bollywood tried to get to know more about him.
How did movies happen?
I used to work for films in New York, when Apoorva Lakhia Sir was there once for the screening of his film Shootout at Lokhandwala, he talked to them, took the number, and after some time when I came to Mumbai and came to Mumbai By the time I got her film had started, then there was no work for me in it, I met people for two months but no work was done, Then when the time came to go, the time of the epoch came and there was a roll for a villain, I did it, in the meantime, even two films of South did. After that many films got but could not be made, but after that I got Sarabjit, I worked very hard in it. After that Haseena started.
How was Hasina’s Journey?
Apoorva gave me the character of Ibrahim Parkar whose height was like a saddle. For that, I auditioned. But have you even asked me a question and come to know and why did you marry Dawood’s sister? I should know the whole story, and very interesting things came out. I did a lot of research. Ibrahim Parkar was a man who used to work as a stuntman in films. After that, meeting with the people of Parkar family was similar. They told that they used to be very funny and run pure Veg restaurants. I put all these things inside myself and then did the workshop. The whole story was missing.
According to the experience so far, nothing happens by planning for me, I am just getting engaged, but just waiting for response of Haseena’s now.
Fear of being typecast?
No, I do not think so at all, because playing the character is the first priority. If there is a good story then definitely do. Recently I have denied the role of a rapist.
What is the future ahead?
I came here to become villain, but he has not been made.