New Kids On The Block
New Kids On The Block
A REFRESHING VIBE AND SIZZLING CHEMISTRY, THAT’S WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SEE NAMASHI CHAKRABORTY AND AMRIN QURESHI TOGETHER. THE DUO TALKS ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING DREAM LAUNCH AND THEIR LAST FEW SANE MOMENTS BEFORE THE CLOCK STRIKES LIMELIGHT.
Mrinalini Singh

Mithun Chakraborty’s and Sajid Qureshi’s kids are all grown up. Namashi Chakraborty and Amrin Qureshi are stepping into the intriguing world of Bollywood and how. Before the spotlight comes on them with a full-force, brace yourselves for the stars of the upcoming film, Bad Boy, in their very first look. The two talk passionately about their craft, the meaning of success for them, and so much more. Here are some edited excerpts from the interview.

Excited, nervous, anxious; what all is going in your mind, now that your debut film, Bad Boy will be hitting the silver screen soon?

NC: Firstly, I’m extremely thankful and grateful that I got my first film. Getting to work with a producer like Sajid Qureshi and a director as prolific as Rajkumar Santoshi was a dream come true. I could’ve never asked for a better debut. But, as the release date comes closer, I’ll be a bit more nervous; people are actually going to watch me on the silver screen. Anxious? No, because when you have such a great team support, there is no need to be anxious. But excited? Oh my God, yes, I’m going to have butterflies in my stomach or in my head. Maybe all over.

AQ: I am super excited for everyone to see Bad Boy because we have put in our blood, sweat, and tears into this film. I am also nervous at the same time, because this is our everything and it is going to be out for the world to see in just a few months. It is definitely overwhelming, but also thrilling at the same time.

How was the experience working with the ace director, Rajkumar Santoshi? Any favourite memory you have while shooting with him that you’d like to share with us?

NC: Raj Ji is the best. He blessed me the first day when we signed the film. The trust he had in me to play Raghu Verma, my character; and the way he wrote the scenes, the lines, everything was just incredible.

AQ: Working with Rajkumar Santoshi Sir was truly a dream come true, because I am personally a big fan of his work. I am really grateful and blessed to have worked with him. I don’t have a favourite memory because whenever he was around, there was never a dull moment. He is so passionate and energetic that he never fails to create magic.

Being star kids, how familiar were you with films? Were you ready for the good, the bad, and the ugly that the industry brings with it?

NC: Being a star kid and a famous person’s kid doesn’t really change anything. It depends on how you look at it. I come from a very grounded family. We lived like normal people. The good, the bad, and the ugly are of course present, but I’ve already faced the bad when I was rejected and wasn’t getting any work. The ugly has yet to come, but it will come at some point. The good didn’t come, the best came, with Bad Boy. As I mentioned, I will never, ever, in my life, look back and say, ‘Was I good enough?’ It couldn’t have been better, and it’s been a once in a lifetime experience.

AQ: I have always been enthusiastic about films and I just think that the good, the bad, and the ugly is not just in our film industry, it’s there in other industries too. It is all about one's mindset.

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