Parzan Dastur looks forward to work with SRK again

Parzan Dastur looks forward to work with SRK again

Parzan Dastur

 Dastur, who captivated cinelovers with his single dialogue 'tussi ja rahe ho, tussi na jao' in the movie, says, "I am a big SRK fan. He was very sweet to me during the shooting of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'. I don't have any such offers right now but I am hoping to work with him again in future."

The young actor, who was last seen in national award-winning filmmaker Rahul Dholakia's 2001 'Parzania' on Gujarat riots, is playing the role of a teenage Kashmiri boy in 'Sikander'.
"I play the role of a 14-year-old Kashmiri school boy in the movie, whose only dream is to make a career in football but he lands in trouble when he accidentally finds a gun. He is caught in a web of manipulation and his innocence is lost," the 17-year-old actor said.

Directed by Piyush Jha and produced by Big Pictures and Sudhir Mishra the film includes actors like Sanjay Suri, R Madhavan and Ayesha Kapoor of 'Black' fame. The thriller, which was shot in Kashmir's Pahalgam and Ari, is slated to hit the theatres on August 21.

Dastur, who first came to notice with his small act in Dhara commercials, says he has been lucky in getting good roles.

"It is a co-incident that two movies 'Parzania' and 'Sikander' had an intense plot-line. I took up both the roles because I loved the script and it fitted well in my schedule," says Dastur adding that he cannot sign-up projects blindly as his priority is to complete his education.

"As far as roles are concerned I do not get many of them because right now completing my education is my top priority and it is often difficult to adjust shooting dates with my studies. Piyushji shot the film during my summer vacations and my parents were okay with it," he adds.

When asked whether Dastur, a first year student of Commerce at HR College in Mumbai, plans to opt for acting as a full time career, the young actor says he wants to "keep his options open".

"Acting is a passion for me. I love being in front of camera but it is such an uncertain and volatile field. You need to have a back-up plan. So I am keeping my options open. Besides acting, I am a learning piano for past 12-years. I want to compose my own music and if nothing else works out management is always an option," says Dastur.

Ayesha Kapoor, the girl who earned rave reviews for her performance as young Rani Mukherjee in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black', is playing the role of Dastur's friend in 'Sikander'.

"She is playing the role of Nasreen, a close friend of Sikander and his conscience keeper. She warns him when he gets drawn to violence and gets caught into the whole problem while trying to save her friend. I think the film raises the question whether children have their right to innocence or it has been taken away from them," Dastur says.

Ask him about his favourite actors, and the 'Parzania' star has an interesting list, apart from Shah Rukh Khan, his favourite stars include Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor and Anupam Kher.

His popular status does not bother him as the young actor loves being remembered for his role of sardarji.

"It is great when someone comes and calls me by my screen name. It is amazing that they remember and recognise me. It inspires you to work hard," Parzan said.

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