Upen Patel is getting ready to take an exciting step in his career by co-starring along with Govinda and Suniel Shetty in a comedic film for Shetty’s Popcorn entertainment.
He thinks this role will be a big move forward and is excited to be working for the banner. About the film he says, “It would be very different from what one would expect three of us to come together for. Am I scared of matching satirical steps with a stalwart like Govinda? You bet I am! But I’ve been working with another maestro of mirth Paresh Rawal in 123. So I’m being trained by the best.”
The film 123 directed by Ashwini Dheer is Upen’s first foray in an out and out comedic film. “It’s a film produced by Kumar Mangat where I’ve one of our comic virtuosos Paresh Rawal to take me through my comic paces. Comedy let me tell you, is the toughest form of acting. And thank God for Pareshji. I want to take up the most challenging kind of acting so I can prove my versatility.” Upen feels that this role will be good preparation for the role in the film with Govinda and Suniel.
He is happy to be working for a big banner now and has signed a three-film deal with Mangat’s company. He recently did Shaka Laka Boom Boom by Suneel Darshan, which sadly did not do so well at the box office but Upen says, “It was the first of my three releases where people saw much more of me. I was very happy I was appreciated. I want to do films only with the people who can help me grow as an actor. And yes, I’ll be doing one more film with Suneel Darshan. Considering my non-film background I’ve made a good start.”