Acting not my passion, became actor by default: Mahesh Manjrekar

Acting not my passion, became actor by default: Mahesh ManjrekarMumbai, March 3 -- Despite winning many accolades for his acting skill in films like Kaante, Vaastav and Wanted, Director-actor Mahesh Manjrekar feels he has become an actor by default and is not passionate about acting.Mahesh, who is essaying the role of a police inspector in gangster movie Shootout at Wadala, said, I did this film because of Sanjay Gupta. It was Gupta who introduced me to Hindi film industry as an actor. And I am not a passionate actor, I am an actor by default, I am a lazy actor".After debuting as an actor in Gupta's Kaante (2003), the multitasking personality has acted in over 20 films, including Plan, Musafir, Zinda, Dus Kahaniyaan among others and also directed emotionally intense movies like Vaastav (1999), Astitva (2000) and Viruddh (2005).The film Shootout at Wadala, in which Mahesh shares screen space with actors John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Tusshar Kapoor, will dramatise the first registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead in 1982 in Wadala.However, he has no plans of returning to the directors seat in near future to make a Hindi movie. Marathi films, theatre, award functions...all these things keep me busy. So the day I don't have to remake a South film, I will do a Hindi film," he added.