Swwapnil Joshi: Everyone has a bit of Shah Rukh Khan in them
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Now that his first ever murder mystery cum romantic flick LAAL ISHQ has arrived which is interestingly Sanjay Leela Bhansali, maker of magnum opuses, first ever Marathi production, we had an exclusive chat with the actor in a google hangout. Swwapnil has a nicest reply to being addressed as SRK of Marathi Cinema. Here’s what he said:
“Now what reply shall I give because people keep asking me often about it. I don’t know from where it started and how it generated. I don’t know how people think of me Shah Rukh Khan. But I feel I am blessed. I think since I have done lot of love stories that worked at BO, so the immediate comparison to somebody in Bollywood comes to Shah Rukh Khan. I am huge fan of Mr. Shah Rukh Khan. It’s very humbling to hear when people say that but having said that I have slogged a lot. I have worked really hard to become Swwapnil Joshi, so don’t take away from me that,” Swwapnil smiles.
Swwapnil also shares his experience meeting the ‘King of Romance’. He says, “I’ve met Khan saahab 3-4 times and I think he is the one of the humblest person. He is a thorough gentleman… Even his loyalty and sincerity is seen in his work. The kind of human being he is gets reflected in his work as well. So I feel honoured. I carry it with all the pride on my shoulders. But I am extremely happy and content being Swwapnil Joshi.”
Probe Swwapnil if he has imbibed SRK’s mannerisms to woo girls on-screen and he comes up with the best answer, “Quite possible. I think Shah Rukh’s style of proposing a girl has become a benchmark for everyone and anyone, who wants to confess about their love. You cannot make a girl fall in love unless you have a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan in your life. You need to have little bit of Shah Rukh Khan for the girl to fall for you. And if my work reminds you of him, then I take it as a big compliment.”
On a light-hearted note when we asked Swwapnil if he used his on-screen charm to woo his wife, he quipped, “Unfortunately I didn’t. I don’t know what clicks for her because ours is an arrange marriage not a love marriage. People usually laugh when I reveal this, Anjana (his co-star in LAAL ISHQ) also didn’t believe initially and laughed at it. People usually believe that I won’t do an arrange marriage but the fact is I did. I am very blessed to have her in my life. Between the two of us, my wife is Shah rukh Khan (winks).”