Ronit Roy on why he likes playing characters with shades of grey

Ronit Roy explains the reason why he likes playing grey characters on silver screen and finds it interesting

Actor Ronit Roy, who was last seen on screen in the third instalment of the political thriller Sarkar franchise, says it may come across that he mostly dabbles in roles that have grey shades, but it’s mostly about how people perceive it.

“There are a few scripts that have come to me which are not dark. Having said that, every person has a little bit of light and shade in them… That’s human personality. I think black and white can be boring… Grey is quite interesting. There are many more shades of grey than whites and blacks,” Ronit said.

Asked what attracts him to dark content, Ronit told IANS over the phone from Mumbai: “Nothing really. I am doing a film called Munna Micheal where even the dark characters in the film are bright… I’m doing ‘Lucknow Central’. I am playing the role of a jailer. According to me, the character is exactly the way he should be.

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“He is right in his thinking, but people might find him a villain. It’s a matter of perspective. As far as dark characters are concerned, I think people kind of see me in that light.” The 51-year-old says that every individual has shades of grey in them.

Sharing his experience on working with Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar 3, Ronit said working with the megastar is a matter of pride and honour.

“Not just for me, but for any actor, to share screen space with Mr Bachchan is a matter of great pride and honour. My entire role is with him. Of course, he is a legendary actor and legendary human being,” Ronit said.

“Basically what I used to do on the sets is I used to keep my mouth shut and watch him work because there is so much you can learn from just watching him. He’s like many textbooks rolled into one,” he said.

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