4:37 AM IST - Tuesday November 25, 2014

I’m not ready to return to films yet: Jeetendra

Mumbai: Although his contemporaries are still active in films, veteran actor Jeetendra is not in a mood to act any time soon.

Jeetendra was last seen in a full-fledged role in “Kucch To Hai” (2003) and made a special appearance in a song in “Om Shanti Om” (2007).

“When I feel like acting again, I’ll definitely do a film. Right now I’m just not in the mood,” the 69-year-old thespian told IANS in an interview.

When quizzed about his contemporary Amitabh Bachchan’s age-defying role in “Buddah…Hoga Terra Baap”, the actor said: “I’ve not seen the film, I want to and have made a plan with my friends.”

So would he like to do a colourful and flamboyant role like that?

“That I can’t say right now. For that I need to first see the film, only then can I decide whether I would do a role like that or not,” explained Jeetendra, who will be seen on the small screen as a special guest on reality show “X Factor India”.

“X Factor India” is the Indian version of “The X Factor”, a show originating from the United Kingdom. It is a musical talent hunt show contested by aspiring singers, drawn from public auditions from all across India.

Talking about his experience on the musical show airing on Sony Entertainment Television, Jeetendra said: “I used to watch this show and I like it. Then my daughter told me that I was called on the show and I was very happy and glad to do this, and today when I came here I had the time of my life sitting with such talented people.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Niigaam are the judges on “X Factor India” and Jeetendra was all praise for their discoveries.
“These kids are so good, such great singers and performers. Our country has so much talent. Earlier there weren’t many platforms where you could tap talent but today these reality shows bring out such great people. I’m so proud,” he added.

In the past, Jeetendra has judged dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa” and also “Dancing Queen” alongside Hema Malini.

IANS


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