Tough to break away from the tag of a comic actor says Kunaal

Vastavam web: Kunaal Roy Kapur, best known for his performances in films such as “Delhi Belly” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, says one of the biggest struggles for him is to break away from the tag of a comic actor.Kunaal, who has been acting for nearly two decades, started his career with the TV show “Just Mohabbat”.The actor is aware of his own “shortcomings” of not actively pursuing different films but says he tries to make the best of what is offered.

“For me, as a Mumbai-bred guy, there is a certain zone in which I can or cannot be cast. That is something which people have now slowly started to see beyond. I’m hoping to do other kinds of roles – drama, serious stuff.”But you can only do what comes your way, the liberty is only that much. You deal with what opportunities that come your way.”Having already worked in dark comedies before, Kunaal says he understands the language and humour such films have to offer but the challenge for him as an actor is something else.

“You’re always struggling to get your voice heard as close to as you’d like to. Whether you’re directing or acting, you’d want people to hear your own voice.Apart from “Kaalakaandi”, which is headlined by Saif Ali Khan, the 38-year-old actor is also looking forward to getting back at direction.He made his directorial debut with the 2009 “The President is coming”, starring Konkona Sen Sharma.”It (direction) is something I’m looking to actively pursue now. I have been pitching a few things for a while.