"I took it off. I thought, what was I doing? It looked too gimmicky. Subhash Ghai can make an appearance in his films because he makes larger-than-life films. My film is too true to life for gimmicks," he said.

"Hawaa Hawaai" is set for release on May 9.

The film is about a roller-skating teacher (Saqib Saleem) and his favourite pupil (played by Amole's son Partho).

He will, however, be seen in Rohit Shetty's "Singham 2". He said yes to it only because he is a big fan of the "Golmaal" series.
Amole's pre-condition for signing "Singham 2" - he must not play a Maharashtrian again.

"I have done the Maharashtrian villain in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Kaminey'. So while Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor are Maharashtrians, I am not. We thought it would be too much of a cliché to pitch a Maharashtrian hero against a Maharashtrian villain. So my character of the villain would not be region-specific,” he said.

Amole, who went through a health scare last year, is taking no chances with his physiology. For his new role in Shetty's film, Amole needs to put on weight.

"I lost weight last year because of my health issues. I need to look heftier for my role in Rohit's film. I am routing my weight-gain through a nutritionist. I have to be very careful because I am diabetic," he said.

Amole thought over Shetty's "Singham 2" offer for just a day.

"I almost immediately decided to do it. I knew there would be no filth. By the way, I was also offered Indra Kumar's 'Grand Masti', Kaizad Gustad's 'Jackpot' and Mohit Suri's 'Villain',” he said.

(Agencies)

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