“My commercial and box office standing has improved post the release of Ferrari Ki Sawaari. I have started getting some exciting offers. I did have offers earlier as well but they were not desirable. I would do films that I would enjoy working in,” said Sharman Joshi, in an interview with the PTI.
Though the actor hasn’t actually attained the top slot in Bollywood, he has some pretty good movies in his life. Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, Ferrari Ki Sawari, are some of his biggest hits. “I never had a lull phase in my career, it was just that I wasn’t doing any work. My films were working but I had decided to sit at home. I was getting a lot of offers but I consciously decided not to take them up because they weren’t the kind of films I wanted to do,” Sharman said and added, “Post 3 Idiots, I didn’t work for two years. Doing less work was frustrating but I have survived. I think the wait has paid off.”
Talking about Ferrari Ki Sawari, the 34 year old actor says “The film earned Rs 30 crores net at the box office. Being a solo hero film I consider it as a big achievement for myself. I was trying to break into that space. Before Ferrari Ki Sawaari, I did some solo films like Sorry Bhai, Toh Baat Paaki, which bombed at the box office. I made a decision that I would rather wait and get the right film,” he said.
Talking about his step-up from being a supporting actor to a leading actor, “It was a long wait but that is the way it was destined for me. People think in spite of working with big directors I did not get my due. I have seen success in phases. My first big release Style became a sleeper hit. Then films like Golmaal series, Rang De Basanti, Life In A Metro got me lot of appreciation. There was also a phase when some of my films didn’t work. I wasn’t getting right scripts,” Sharman said.
He has four films in his pipeline now. War Chod Na Yaar; which is releasing this friday October 11 and Super Naani, Gang Of Ghosts, Vikram Bhatt’s 1920: London next year.
Talking about his next release, he says “I am going to shift gears and increase the pace of my work War Chod Na Yaar It revolves around the India-Pakistan relationship at our borders and it is like a conversation between two friends. Lot of jawaans are posted at a particular border for years in extreme conditions. During this time Indian army does talk to the army men across the border. The film shows casual banter during peace time.”
Exciting times out there for Sharman Joshi…