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Randeep Hooda is an actor who lets his work speak for himself. Right from his debut in films in the year 2001 till today, spanning a career of 20 years, the actor has delivered some of his finest performances in films like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Highway, Rang Rasiya and Sarbjit to name a few.
Besides these critically acclaimed films, Randeep was on board for the film adaptation of Battle of Saragarhi. He had started his vigorous prep and learned the Sikh martial arts to enact the role of Havildar Ishar Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi’s war drama. However, the film was shelved and later Akshay Kumar played the warrior in Anurag Singh’s Kesari, which was released in 2019.
Kesari was a blockbuster and was also appreciated by the critics. It looks like Hooda is still upset about his version of the film getting shelved as he reveals he hasn’t watched Akshay’s film. When asked if he has watched Kesari, the Love Aaj Kal actor said: “Nope, it didn’t excite me much.”
Randeep elaborated on his reaction by saying, "It hurt that the audience could not see what would probably have been a more authentic version with more real emotions of the story. That apart, you learn to move on. Through the journey, I learnt the principles of Sikhism and I’m a better person now."
Further, speaking of his future plans, Randeep will be playing a negative role for the first time in Prabhudeva's Radhe, starring Salman Khan. He will also be seen in Sai Kabir’s Mard and a comedy-drama that is yet to be announced.
When quizzed about the failure of his last outing, Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan, he had a quirky response as he said: "It didn’t do well? I’m not sure because had it done well, I’d have got a grand piano from Imtiaz, but I believe I’m not getting it now.” “It was well directed, I enjoyed it,” he adds.
Besides his professional front, there have been rumours that he will soon tie the knot with model-actress, Lin Laishram. The actor neither confirms nor denies such rumours as he concludes: “As a rule, I don’t discuss my personal life, I have enough to talk about professionally. But yes, I am in a very good space at the moment.”