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An Open Letter To Arjun and Varun

June 19, 2013 11:22:36 AM IST
updated June 19, 2013 02:43:24 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Dear Arjun Mathur and Varun Sharma,

This week I am in a dilemma. I do not know who to choose... it's a toss-up between you two. Both have been outstanding in your respective roles as an intern in ANKUR ARORA MURDER CASE and as a 'Choocha' in FUKREY.

First on, the intern...

As an intern, setting foot in the real world of medicine, you have stars in your eyes. Your nervousness is well portrayed in the Operation Theatre in the opening scene. It's human to go limp at the time of a 'life and death' situation. But for a seasoned pro, like Dr Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), it's just another day in office. But your human side is what the film is all about, and for which the film stands out. And you have not let the director down with your portrayal as being a human first... listening to conscience rather than climbing the ladder of success over dead bodies!

It takes character to swim against the tide. There's a fear of being slammed hard, but then, it is that fear that we are all meant to conquer. We are meant to swim against popular notion, even if it means getting the bitter truth off the chest. It's bad enough to lie, but it's worse to bury the truth. And there is liberation in the truth.

That is what you portrayed so well in your character as an intern, Arjun. All these mixed emotions washed across your face. Your helplessness and, at the same time, your resolve to set things right, no matter what, was commendable. Your character was real, your intensity like a balm to those watching and finding themselves in familiar terrain.

As an actor, you scored ten on ten with your role. Moreover, you gave credibility to the medical field. I am not saying there is no credibility in medicine, but you know what I mean!

Varun, what can I say that I have not yet said? Where have you been all this while buddy? I have heard from within Bollywood that you have been struggling for a lot many years assisting here and there. I cannot understand this; if you have been within the framework, did no one think it fit to exploit your talent? It's sad that one has to make round of umpteen auditions to get a role, when the genius is within. I am sure those who have auditioned you earlier would have known what a talent you are. But why so long to break through the waters?

Anyways, now that you have stunned one and all with your class, I hope to see more of you. I really don't know what it takes to get roles, but I do hope if any production houses or directors are reading this, they break your door down.

You too, like Arjun Mathur have scored ten on ten with your dynamic performance. And like I mentioned in my review, I hope you do not go the Omi Vaidya way.

Someday, I hope to meet you two and congratulate you personally.

Hoping to see you both receiving accolades for your performances, when the 'Awards Mela' begin next year!


Martin D'Souza

(This weekly column tries to be as honest as honest can be... )


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