February 26, 2010 2:39:14 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
At a very important juncture in Karan Johar's MY NAME IS KHAN, all seemed lost for Rizwan Khan, as he ended up in a Guantanamo Bay like prison, with a 'terroristc' charge slapped on him.
The general audience and hardcore SRK fans went tense as there appeared no way out for their hero, with no solution in sight. Just then stepped in a relatively new character 'Raj' (SRK's lucky name, along with Rahul!), who took the story forward with the help of Parvin Dabas who plays a Sikh journo in the film.
Those who still don't get it; we are talking about the BARAH AANA actor, Arjun Mathur, whose scintillating portrayal of an intellectual NRI student stood tall amongst all the big names in the film. The superb punchy dialogue, where he convinces Bobby Ahuja (Pravin Dabas) to help Rizwan Khan, was greeted with claps by the audience, who seemed zapped by his performance.
So, we decided to ask Arjun about his experience of working with the iconic 'jodi' of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The young actor told us, "I was all of sixteen when I watched SRK-Kajol romance on screen in the two cult movies- DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAAYEGE and KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI. And I could never have imagined that I would be sharing screen space with them. It's like a childhood fantasy coming true. It gives me great pleasure to see the film doing so well and being appreciated by the larger section of the society."
Admirable indeed are the profound thoughts coming from the promising actor, who has also assisted many big names in the industry. But more on that later.