October 30, 2010 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood’s new hunk Arjan Bajwa shares some chatty moments with IBNS correspondent Gourav Mukherjea in Kolkata
Tell us about your latest film and the character you played in it?
Crook is an attempt showing the plight of victims in racist situations, not in a documentary format but in complete commercial style. My character in the film is completely different from what I have played so far. In Crook, I played ‘Samarth’, a hot-headed and aggressive guy, who believes that Australians had a one- point agenda to bring Indians down.
The story kind of resembles My Name Is Khan (MNIK) on racism issues?
No, not at all. The film is totally different from MNIK. Crook is based in a different country with completely different racial issues and discrimination.
Do Arjan has a liking for the alphabet ‘M’?
Oh, yes, I got what you meant. all my past film are directed by directors with ‘M’ in their names. Mani Ratnam for Guru, Fashion with Madhur Bhandarkar and the now Crook with Mohit Suri (laughs). I guess, I have a bonding with the alphabet.
Is your next will also be with ‘M’?
No, not this time. My next is Tell Me Oh Khuda, which is being directed by Hema Maliniji and it’s going to get release in December.
Share with us something that many of us don’t know about you?
Ok, Lot of you might don’t know that I’m a black belt in Taekwondo under World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and have done some Telugu films too.
Where from you got the inspiration to be an actor?
The inspiration solely came from my love for acting.
Who will be the dream date for Arjan Bajwa?
My dream date will be the gorgeous Penelope Cruz. I simply love her accent.