No dreams about a dream role


Talented actor Kay Kay Menon has carved a niche for himself by doing unconventional roles in movies like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Corporate. However, he resists being called a star.

“There is a difference between a star and an actor. Anyone leading a flamboyant life can be a star, for instance (entrepreneur) Vijay Mallya. But he is not an actor,” said Kay Kay.

“I have chosen to be an actor and don’t believe in making my stepping-out-of-the-house an event. I am a very simple person,” he added.

In 1995, he made his debut on the big screen with Naseem, but he shot to fame with Sudhir Mishra’s critically acclaimed film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.

Then there was no looking back and the actor earned rave reviews for his acting in Black Friday, Sarkar, Corporate, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, and Life...In A Metro.

When asked about his dream role, he said, “There is no dream role that I want to play because I keep dreams and roles separate. Either you work or you see dreams. So I see dreams and choose roles separately. A dream is called a dream because it can never be fulfiled in real life and I cherish them. However, when I pick up projects I go for only those that I can do justice to,” he explained. — HNS