Actor Ronit Roy regrets rejecting Hollywood film Zero Dark Thirty for Karan Johar's Student of the Year.
The 47-year-old became a household name after acting in
TV shows Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kasauti Zindagi
Zero Dark Thirty, a 2012 war film directed by Kathryn
Bigelow, dramatises the manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin
Laden beginning after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in
the United States. He was later found in Pakistan and killed
by the military raid in 2011.
"I was offered a very interesting role in Zero Dark
Thirty. But unfortunately, I couldn't do it due to date
problems. I did see the film and I do regret not being part of
the film," Ronit told PTI.
The film received worldwide critical acclaim and was
nominated for five Oscars at the 85th Academy Awards but
won one, for Best Sound Editing.
"I was shooting for Karan Johar's Student of the Year
and I was looking to work with him and couldn't let go off
this opportunity. We were shooting in Thailand for the film
and there was no way I could manage my dates for Zero Dark
Thirty," Ronit said.
He has a film with an Indian director, whose film was
nominated at the Cannes Film Festival recently. But Ronit
is not willing to spill the beans about this project.