'I've learnt a lot from 'Aamir'

'I've learnt a lot from 'Aamir'

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'I've learnt a lot from 'Aamir'

Remember the television actor who made his debut with the film ‘Aamir’ and captured the hearts of movie buffs with his commendable acting? Uninhibited, spontaneous and blessed with a striking presence, Rajeev Khandelwal comes across as a very down to earth person. In the city for the promotion of his upcoming film ‘Fever’, a suspense thriller, Rajeev talks to Mallika Jesudasan about his love for acting and why he chose to work in the film.

What made you choose this particular film?

I choose my films according to the script and when Rajeev Jhaveri showed me the script, I immediately fell in love with it. It was an original script which took him three long years to finish. It has a very universal appeal and definitely gives you the fever, in a good way (laughs).The story is very edgy and unpredictable and that’s what I love about it.

What is your role in the movie?

Armin, played by me, is a very intriguing character who spends his life as a contract killer until one morning; when he wakes up after an accident which has wiped out everything from his mind. The rest is suspense. One must watch the film to really understand it.

What are your expectations from the film?

I would want the movie to be widely watched. Some movies need to be watched in a cinematic way and this is one such movie as the visuals and sounds are really good.

If there is something that you could change in Bollywood, what would it be?
The insecurity of the people in the industry is one thing that needs to change. So many nice films have been lost due to the insecurity of whether or not one should release it or the scale of the movie. Practicality is welcome but insecurity about the unknown needs to leave the industry.

Which is your favourite song in the movie?

There are around 14 songs in the movie and I love all of them but there are three which I can pick out — ‘Teri Yaad’ which I have sung, ‘Mile Ho Tum’ by Tony Kakkar and ‘Bas Ek Baar’ by Arijit Singh. They are beautiful songs and one must listen to them to believe that.

Which is your favourite work so far?

Being an actor, I love my film ‘Aamir’ the most. I’ve learnt a lot from the movie and it will always be my favourite as it was my debut film.

What do you do in your free time?

I don’t get much free time, but when I do, I stop thinking about work. I love travelling and it makes me really happy just to be able to travel. ‘Fever’, which was shot in Switzerland, gave me the opportunity to travel even though we were there for work.    

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