Veteran actor-comedian Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz Khan, who has been off the movie scene for a while now, got the role of Chota Rajan in Milan Luthria’s just-released Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara. The theatre actor and producer, who was part of films such as Tere Naam, Wanted and Maine Dil Tujhko Diya had reportedly gone to the U.S. to study theatre and filmmaking. Sarfaraz’s Chota Rajan was the only character apart from that of Prachi Desai’s that was carried forward from the prequel. Apparently dad Kader Khan loved the story and encouraged Sarfaraz to take it up. Now the actor is keen on working in more films and is actively scouting for work.
Prakash Jha got the shock of his life last week when he was told that his ‘son’ was organising a promotional event in Kolkata for his upcoming film Satyagraha. The director has only one daughter and when he probed further he was told that this man was even collecting funds for an event in his name! To add to his woes, the ‘impostor’ was also informing people that due to Jha’s mother’s ill-health, the film was being released earlier than scheduled. The truth is that mother passed away two decades ago. An aggrieved Jha has taken legal recourse.
The real six pack!
Vir Das is often heard joking about his ‘six packs’. The lean bean is definitely not talking about his gymming shenanigans. The actor-stand-up comic has six films in his kitty that he loves to flaunt. There’s Santa Banta, Amit Sahni Ki List and Saxxx Ki Dukaan, among others. Strangely, the actor who says it’s insanity that keeps him going also confesses that the film that inspired him to act was the thought-provoking Rang De Basanti by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.