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Lead… Who, Me?

Sunny Deol is back with his next film, a sequel to his 1990 superhit, Ghayal. Up for release soon, Ghayal Once Again features Deol and is also helmed by him. While the actor-director is playing the same character from the first instalment, the new additions to Ghayal Once Again are four youngsters in lead roles. This week, we spoke to Rishabh Arora about working with mega star Sunny Deol, both on and off screen.

BACKGROUND

I was born and raised in Mumbai and it was my dream to become an actor. Since I didn’t know where to start, I enrolled with Shiamak Davar’s dance troupe. It was after my graduation that I decided to start giving auditions. So far, I have done two commercials.

ON BAGGING GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN

I learnt of the auditions for the film about 18 months ago and decided to give it a shot. I forgot about the auditions although I knew they had gone well. Being an actor, you tend to get a vibe from the people around you. But since there were so many others who had given the audition with me, I thought they had selected someone else. Two months later, I got a call from the team, telling me that I had been finalised. It was even more surprising when I was told that I would be playing one of the important leads in the film.

WORKING ON THE CHARACTER

Before we went on the floors, we had reading sessions with the co-actors. Sunny sir briefed us about the film. He was looking for innocent, fresh faces. There was also a little action for which we had a Hollywood action director who taught us everything. That was a treat.

ON SUNNY DEOL

Sunny sir is totally different from what he looks like on screen. He is very patient and quiet. We were all new so we needed retakes but he waited for us to deliver our best shots. What was great about him was he was very clear about what he wanted from us, so it was easy to understand his vision.

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