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People think I am only hero material - Asif Ali

Asif Ali has always impressed fans with his wonderful performances in film, from his early releases like Traffic, Salt N Pepper, Iblis, Husbands in Goa to the latest Uyare andVirus.

Though he has done positive roles in most fof his films, he has experimented with playing the antagonist once in a while. His performance as Govind in Uyare came in for a lot of praise from critics as well as the audience.

Talking about why he is not scared take on such roles, Asif Ali said in an interview to a daily, “From the start of my career, I have always given precedence to playing characters rather than lead roles. It’s a long time after Apoorvaragangal, Rithu and Ordinary that I was offered a negative role. A lot of people, when they come to pitch me a script, have this fear that I am hero material and won’t do a negative character. What attracted me the most about Govind was his grey shades.”

His upcoming films include Underworld and Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha.

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-Manisha Karki 

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