Mumbai: Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who is most popular for his work in ‘Commando’, has confirmed he won’t be part of filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh’s next project, which will be based on the novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’, also featuring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut.
“I didn’t see myself in a film of this genre. I’d met Sujoy a few times but I hadn’t signed any contract or committed myself to the film. It (the story) sounded interesting, but it just wasn’t for me. Sujoy is a great director with an amazing sensibility and I’d like to work with him in the future,” Vidyut said in a statement.
The actor has two films in the pipeline for release – ‘Yaara’, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia opposite Shruti Haasan, the shoot of which is almost complete; and ‘Commando 2’, which will be produced by Vipul Shah and will start soon.
Talking about ‘Yaara’, he said: “I’m really excited about it. It’s been a tremendous experience playing characters that span age groups across every aspect.
“The vibe on the sets is so positive and everyone is very upbeat about the film. Working with Tishu sir again has been a phenomenal experience and I’ve gained such nuanced learnings from him are hard to explain in words”.
Vidyut hopes the sequel to “Commando” takes the franchise forward.
“‘Commando’ was very special to me and will always be. I’m hoping the sequel takes the franchise forward on an even larger and grander scale. Vipul Shah is at the helm of the project, so he is the only person who can speak about the finer details,” he said.