What’s common to Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma? Well, they are romancing the same man these days. Hold on! before you get your grey cells into action, let us reveal you the man in question is none other than Darshan Kumar, who is paired opposite these two hotties in upcoming Bollywood films MARY KOM and NH10. While in MARY KOM, Darshan plays Priyanka’s husband, a very positive character, Darshan is essaying a negative role in Anushka Sharma starrer NH10.
|PRIYANKA CHOPRA, DARSHAN KUMAR and ANUSHKA SHARMA|
Darshan confirms, “In MARY KOM, I play Priyanka’s husband, who is high on life, a very positive character. He is the pillar of strength in Mary’s life, always encourages and motivates her. While in NH10, my chemistry with Anushka has a little bit grey shade. So it was a different feeling working on the two films together that too with different characters.”
Though the promos of MARY KOM are out everywhere and the film is slated to release on Sept 5, 2014, Darshan was offered NH10 first, which is still in post-production stage. However, the shooting of both the films ran parallely.
“NH10 was offered to me much before MARY KOM. However, we began work on MARY KOM from July 2013 and completed the shoot by mid-April. Whereas, for NH10, we commenced the shoot in November and within 5-6 months wrapped up the shoot. Now, NH10 is scheduled to release in February 2015. So the shoot of both the films went simultaneously,” reveals Darshan.
Ask Darshan how it was working with two prominent actresses of Bollywood, Priyanka and Anushka, who are ruling the roost currently, and he says with a glee in his eyes, “I felt very nice being with them and working alongside them. Both are absolutely hardworking and passionate about their craft. They inspired me a lot.”
However, poke him what differentiates the two dazzling ladies from each other and he gets politically correct, “Priyanka is multi-talented person and a mind-blowing singer. She is a very beautiful soul and a good human being. Despite working with a newcomer like me, she was always down-to-earth. She never threw her weight around or starry tantrums. While Anushka is very bubbly and spontaneous. Her energy is truly infectious. I am glad to have worked with her. She is gem of a person.”
Was it his conscious decision to embark career with the leading ladies of Bollywood? Darshan says swiftly, “I think it’s all about good scripts and actors. I am happy that God gave me such a wonderful opportunity to work with such great talented actors.”
With Priyanka and Anushka hogging all the limelight for MARY KOM and NH10 being women-oriented flicks, ask Darshan how significant is his part in the two films and he says, “I do have important role in both the films. Mary is nothing without her husband Onler, which I am playing in the film. As they say behind every successful man there is a woman, however here’s the case is reversed. While the story of NH10 can’t get complete without my part, since I am portraying the negative character.”
Besides, Darshan is also reading three scripts and yet to finalize on it. Till then stay tuned for more updates here!