Despite its bold theme, the romantic comedy was a hit in conservative India and helped Khurrana, a known face on Indian television, gain a foothold in a competitive Hindi film industry.
The 29-year-old actor and singer has three films lined up for release in 2014. “Bewakoofiyaan” opened in cinemas on Friday, starring Khurrana as an ambitious man who loses his job but has to impress his fiancee’s (Sonam Kapoor) cranky father.
Khurrana spoke to Reuters about “Bewakoofiyaan”; why he doesn’t have friends from the movie industry; and why he doesn’t want to do films like “Vicky Donor” again.
What made you decide to become an actor?
I have always been into theatre and singing and public speaking. Also, when I worked in radio and TV, I had a lot of friends from the marketing side and I saw the kind of stress they go through. The targets, the deadlines. I’ve seen it as an outsider and I am not oblivious to them. I knew I didn’t want that.