With thrillers and horror films as his forte, Rajneesh Duggal on his upcoming projects.
Ever since we saw him in the Bombay Vikings’ song, Chodd Do Aanchal—sporting sideburns and doing the retro routine—Rajneesh Duggal had our attention. The model-turned-actor’s big screen debut was the horror thriller 1920 (in 2008) and it seems to have set the precedent for more in that genre. While his last outing, Beiimaan Love, starring Sunny Leone, failed to impress, his upcoming releases —the thriller, Wajah Tum Ho and horror film Saansein—seem promising. Starring Sharman Joshi and Sana Khan, the former sees the Mumbai-based actor donning a layered role. “We all have a grey side. I just tried to tap into mine. My director, Vishal (Pandya), was very clear about what each individual character was going to play. On a personal level, I do watch a lot of dark movies,” shares the Dangerous Ishq actor, who, ironically, is not too fond of horror films.
Meanwhile, in Saansein, Duggal plays a romantic character. “I look at two things while selecting a script. The story should be interesting, something that I would want to watch, and the role, whatever it may be, should be strong and important,” says the 34-year-old, who studied business administration from Delhi’s Apeejay University, before stepping into the fashion industry as a model. With film Udanchoo (slated to release next year), starring Sayyeshaa, in his kitty, the former Mr India signs off hinting at a television show.
Saansein is set to release on November 11 and Wajah Tum Ho in December.