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Sarwar Ahuja
Sarwar Ahuja

Sarwar Ahuja is Hyderabad's latest export to Hindi cinema

A Punjabi boy falls in love with a South Indian girl. As expected, there are teething problems from both the families. The two are on the run, enduring the testing time their love is put through. "A number of love stories have been made in Indian films. But each time, there's an attempt to give it a fresh perspective. This film, Khanna & Iyer, looks at the situation of inter-caste marriage in a lighter vein. It tells you that love is not all fun but involves responsibility," explains Sarwar Ahuja, who will be making his debut as an actor with this film.The youngster from Hyderabad is counting down to the release date, March 30. The film, produced by Mukta Arts and Zee Telefilms, marks his entry into Bollywood along with fellow Zee Cine Stars Ki Khoj winner Aditi Sharma. "I signed a few films but the projects were delayed due to various reasons. In the meanwhile, I observed the industry and learnt the ropes. I'm from Hyderabad and worked in an MNC as a manager before stepping into showbiz," he says.Sarwar was one of the most sought after talent show winners, being invited for a number of shows in the country. But one got to see lesser of him ever since he began shooting for films. "Public memory is short; people remember an actor better only when they see him in a few good films. I'm glad that people still recognise me when I step out, thanks to the television show."Up his sleeve are two more films - Kuch Khatta Kuch Meeta (KKKM) directed by Basu Chatterjee and Phir Milen directed by Manish Goel. KKKM will be Basu Chatterjee's return to films and stars his favourite actors Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik and Moushmi Chatterjee. "It was a pleasure to act with them. They've been there and done that in films and are more accommodating of newcomers," he says. Sarwar is on the verge of signing up two more films and insists, "It's better to do one good film that 10 run on the mill movies." Telugu films are also an option, he says. "I got a few offers initially but couldn't take them up since I was busy with Khanna & Iyer for a year. I haven't closed my doors to regional films. I'll take up if I get something substantial to do."SANGEETHA DEVI. K

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