News|November 11, 2011 1:15 pm

Randeep addicted to drinking

Randeep Hooda who plays the character of a drunken cop in Jannar 2, is not addicted to drinking, and now finding it difficult to get away fro this habit,

This happened with Shah Rukh Khan when he was working on Devdas the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. Randeep Hooda now needs medical help to get over his borderline alchoholism as he has developed a drinking problem.

Randeep said,

It is alarming when you thirst for a drink at 11 am. I find it disgusting. Initially I was only trying to be true to my character. Now I find the craving has spilled into my real life.

Randeep’s reminded that Meena Kumari in Guru Dutt’s ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam’ also got the drinking addiction as her character started drinking to please her husband and then couldn’t kick off the habit.

Randeep siad,

Ironically I am not acting tipsy or slurring over my words to play the cop in Jannat 2. I don’t want to play the drunken cop as a stereotype. Alcoholics don’t slur or stumble all over the place.

Randeep knows that he is in alcoholic danger zone, he said,

I need to discipline myself. I’ve started diverting my mind from drinks by working-out. The problem is, I am only halfway through the film.