A lot is at stake in evergreen action hero Sunny Deol's comeback GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN. The original in 1991 won seven Filmfare awards including best picture, actor and special jury at the National Awards. Apart from Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan and Tisca Chopra, the movie also features four youngsters in the film which play an important part.
A brief encounter with one film old Shivam Patil who plays Rohan has appeared previously in the movie NASHA and Rishabh – an actor in the making since the age of 9, share their experience on meeting the reel life Ajay Mehra – Sunny Deol in real and how the movie is relevant in today's times.
Shivam Patil initially didn't wish to be an actor, writer, dancer and having a panache for public speaking, Shivam disliked acting even though movies intrigued him and Hollywood was his first choice in those times as a viewer. Following his Mother's request, he took up acting. The proud student of Barry John acting studio recollects his first encounter with Sunny Deol in the red room of his recording studio.
“Before meeting Sunny sir, I made all preparations and spoke to people who have worked with him. After around three months from the audition that came after two years of struggle, I made sure that things don't go wrong. Sunny sir's on screen persona was also there in back of my mind. But to my surprise, Sunny Paaji met me with a smile and all humbleness. He was so polite and calm, completely different from his action packed avatars,” shared the elated Shivam.
On the other hand it is a dream turning into reality for Rishabh Arora. The cinema struck 9 year old child has finally realized his dream to be seen on screen.
Rishabh has not gone for any formal training, has done a commercial and bagged a role in the film.
The youngsters are confident that their work will get notice in the given space. Though it's a comeback for Sunny Deol who is also the producer, director and writer, both Shivam and Rishabh have complete trust in the captain of their ship.
Elaborates Shivam, “There are instances in our industry when people have not kept their word. They begin the shoot by promising something but later don't keep their word and you find out that your scene is not there in the film. But fortunately for us, Sunny paaji has kept his word. Yes GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN is his baby but we have equal scope and the movie revolves around four of us”.
Rishabh who has grown up seeing Sunny Deol's films and is a big fan shares the same sentiments expressed by Shivam.
On being quipped about the gags and fun poked on his idol's trademark characteristics like dhai kilo ka haath, Rishabh sarcastically replies by saying, “People make fun on famous people and the continuity confirms Sunny Sir's legacy in the action zone”.
On the credibility of the franchise coming to terms with today's interest and liking of the audience, Shivam promptly replies, “Sunny Sir is aware how Bollywood has evolved over the years, Sunny sir has made it in sync with today's times by hiring Hollywood stunt directors who have done the SPIDER MAN, THE BOURNE IDENTITY.”
Rishabh immediately adds, “Time and again I see his movies coming on some or the other TV channels so people do want to watch him.”
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