Actor Sushant Singh, who is making a comeback to films with 'Hate Story 2' after a gap of two years, says he was worried to play a larger-than-life villain in the revenge drama.
The 'Legend of Bhagat Singh' actor said his style of acting is different from the role offered to him in the sequel of the 2012 film of the same name.
"I have played negative characters many times in the past but they were mostly grey shaded. But my role in 'Hate Story 2' is completely dark and you have to play it loud too.
"I was sceptical initially to take up the role because my style of acting is subtle. But direction and script helped me a lot to prepare for the role," Sushant told PTI.
Being directed by Vishal Pandya, the film also stars newcomers Surveen Chawla and Jay Bhanushali in prominent roles. The reboot is expected release on July 18.
Sushant, 44, says the film has got no connection with its prequel.
"Apart from keeping the theme of revenge intact in the script, the characters and story is completely new and fresh. No character in the film is reprising the previous role."
Sushant started his career in showbiz with 1998 critically acclaimed film 'Satya' followed by 'Kaun', 'Jungle', '16 December' among others. The actor has always stayed away from out-and-out commercial films.
"I think I am a misfit in a comedy and romantic film. I feel I have an image of a serious actor. But that doesn't mean I looked down at commercial films. They are the biggest entertaining films," he said.
The actor, who is currently hosting TV show 'Savdhaan India', says he is not quitting the crime show for films.
"I am continuing the show. I am not quitting it to concentrates on films. It is not a daily soap. It's a weekly show which I can manage with my film shootings. Moreover, the channel also wants me," he said.
Sushant is sporting a clean shaven look on the show these days and the actor says his new get-up is for Neeraj Pandey's upcoming film with superstar Akshay Kumar.
"I can't talk much about the film. I am playing an important role in the film along with Akshay Kumar. I was quite bored with my moustaches and was waiting for someone to tell me to shave it up," he said.