I am lucky to have got such a character in Raid: Saurabh Shukla

Vastavam Web: From playing ‘Kallu mama’ in “Satya” to essaying the role of ‘Judge Tripathy’ in “Jolly LLB”, Saurabh Shukla continues to be a Bollywood favourite when it comes to layered characters and the actor says he feels privileged that filmmakers still consider him for such interesting parts.Shukla, who features as a power hungry politician in his latest release “Raid”, says he is happy with the way things have shaped up for him in the industry in the past 25 years.The actor adds that the script and the director are still the primary factors that attract him to a project.

Shukla says his role in the Ajay Devgn-starrer was quite challenging for him as he has never explored his dark side as a performer.”I am lucky to have got such a character. I am this dark, evil person. This was quite a challenging part as I have played grey characters earlier but not dark.The actor says he still “get jitters when I start a new work and it is because I start from a blank mind.”

The crime drama, which released last Friday, has already minted Rs 47.27 crore at the box office.Shukla will begin work on his next film, tentatively titled “Democracy”, from the first week of April. In the film, directed by Anubhav Sinha, he plays a politician but with a different shade. His next release is Sudhir Mishra’s “Daas Dev”.