Shershaah: 'Fortunately Or Unfortunately Our Industry Typecasts Us Really Fast,' Says Nikitin Dheer About Being Typecast – EXCLUSIVE

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Nikitin Dheer, who is famous for his negative character of Thangabali from Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express recently played Major Ajay Singh Jasrotia in Shershaah which was released on 12 August on Amazon Prime Video. Shershaah is based on the life of late Captain Vikram Batra, the Kargil war hero, and Dheer has received a lot of praise for his portrayal, which is a far cry from the villainous roles he has mainly played in the past.

Shershaah marks the actor's first positive character after many years. Talking about if it was difficult to break the image of that negative character the Chennai Express actor says, "You know fortunately or unfortunately our industry typecasts us really fast. All you need is one or two films and either you are a baddie or you are a hero or hero‘s friend whatever they may think or a comic. So it’s very important for an actor to be able to do something very different also or other time to do something different at least before the audience passes a judgment. So yes for a while I’ve been looking for something where I can break the so-called stereotyping that I’ve been getting into."

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Speaking about the response from the audience for his first positive role, Nikitin says, "Yes this film is very special for me in that regard because I’m really looking forward to see how people respond to this character and me attempting such a role and if it does well I hope that I get to play more positive character in future to come."

Next up for actor Nikitin Dheer is Rohit Shetty's directorial Sooryavanshi, in which he will star alongside Akshay Kumar. Another project that the actor has bagged is Antim: The Final Truth, in which he will star alongside Salman Khan. While Sooryavanshi was supposed to be released last year, however owing to the pandemic, the release was postponed. On the other hand, Antim, also starring Aayush Sharma completed its filming.

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