“Why do you want to stop seeing Shreyas in comedy,” questions actor Shreyas Talpade, who has delivered stellar performances in films such as Iqbal and Dor, but has somewhat been boxed into the role of a comic actor over the last few years. “There was a time when I used to think that I don’t want to get stereotyped into a certain genre and I refused to do a few films. I was told by the makers of Jolly LLB that I refused the film, though I don’t remember saying no to it. However, over time I have realised that I enjoy doing comedy. It requires more creativity than a thriller or a regular role. The challenge for me is that while doing comedy, I need people to accept me as a serious actor, which they already know I am,” says he.