In Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming Don 2 – The Chase Continues, Saahil Shroff plays a young cop Arjun, who will be seen lending a helping hand to co-star Priyanka Chopra in her quest to chase the wily antagonist. But in real life, it was Priyanka who helped out the model-turned-actor with a few acting tips.
“Priyanka has been very helpful. Though I had understood the crux of my character, a seasoned player like Priyanka can really help with her insightful inputs. She assisted in drawing and building my character in her own way,” says Saahil. “As a performer, you draw up an outline for your character. But when an experienced person gives an input, you feel like, ‘arrey haan
(oh yes), I can use this to my advantage.’ And in that sense, Priyanka was always helpful,” he adds.
Saahil, who completed his masters in information technology and pursued management studies in Australia, used to work as a bouncer at nightclubs before his modeling days. Today, the debutant actor is all praise for Priyanka. “She would be absolutely focused and alert on the sets. But after pack-up, she is a fun girl to hang around and party with. She was a lovely co-star,” he adds.
Right now, Saahil is enjoying the process of waiting for his first film’s release. “After all, such an experience won’t come to me ever again. So, I am trying to relish each and every moment,” says the model-actor with a smile.
Set for a big-budget debut, the newcomer couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the film. “Don 2, for me, is the Indian equivalent of a Bond or Mission Impossible film. It’s a dream come true. Also, with people like Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan in the film, things don’t get bigger than that,” says Saahil, adding that he isn’t planning on quitting modelling completely. “Acting will be my main focus now,” he insists.