Randeep Hooda is riding high on the phenomenal success of Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’. Critics have unanimously lauded his performance as the Haryanvi truck driver, Mahabir Bhati. Hooda hasn’t had a steady career graph but he has managed to find interesting roles every now and then. Clad in blue jeans and a grey ‘Highway’ jacket, Hooda exudes raw charisma. In a small room in Mehboob Studios we settle down for a quick chat.
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In the past few years, you have managed to do varied roles. How have you managed to stay away from being typecast?
I do a ‘Bombay Talkies’ in between all these macho gunslingers that I am playing and I will do something else in between. Wherever I am at in my career and I am not doing the conventional things like dancing and all that, I have to keep picking things and leaving things, the ability to say ‘no’ to the same role that is coming to me again in a bigger production also.
The ability to pick and leave roles, which keep the filmmakers