The experience of Heartless was phenomenal. I shot it with my father. It was overall an amazing experience. With the film, I actually came to know that my dad’s knowledge was so vast. It was just great!
Your Rapport with Your Co-Star?
My co-star Ariana Ayam has been my friend from a long time. She is basically from New York. My father did various auditions to find a girl for this film and later he saw the short film I had made and he loved it. And he asked her if she was interested to do this film. It was my father who convinced her to come down for an audition and that is how she got selected. I think it is better that I talk less about her. I want people to watch the film so that they understand her depth as an actor. Even though she doesn’t know the language. She acted so well. I don’t think I would be able to do what she did in the film.
You are Playing the Mills and Boon’s Hero. How Does That Feel?
It feels outstanding. The fact that they wanted to associate with heartless is amazing. I just hope when people watch the film they do look at me as the Mills and Boon’s hero. I hope I live up to that.
Tell us More about Your Role in Heartless?
I play the role of Aditya Singh. He is a billionaire in the film and suffers a disease. His mother wants him to get a heart transplant but he knows that even after that it will be difficult for him to survive. Then comes this beautiful girl in his life, Ria played by Ariana and suddenly his life changes and he wants to go for the operation. There is a conspiracy done against him in the operation theatre. That’s where the movie takes a turn.
This is your Father’s Directorial Debut, How was That Experience?
My father is a perfectionist. And that’s how he has been all his life. Making a film is a very serious business. We set out to create something different and I think we have. We worked really hard for Heartless. We did not have a big budget and many days to shoot the film. We have shot this film in 22 days. I would like give my father the credit for this.
One Dream Role?
Joker by Heath Ledger
One Actress you Want to Work With?
Priyanka Chopra, she is phenomenal. She sets fire whenever she comes on screen. She is the finest actor we have in our industry.
One Song Which you Listen to Everyday?
Mashukana. The song is from Heartless.
If Not This industry, where would you Be?
I would be a hairstylist because many people have told me they like the way I blow-dry my hair.
One Film You Want to Be a Part of?
I am a Rajkumar Hirani fan. So any of his films would do. I love the kind of cinema he makes.