According to informed sources, Aseem got this break because the Los Angeles-based producer and his late brother Raju, who actually conceived the Hanuman project but died of cancer, were close friends.
When contacted, Aseem told IANS: "I am really not allowed to talk about this. But, yes, whatever is happening in my career now will finally put me on the map."
The actor has also been signed to play the villain opposite Salman Khan in Boney Kapoor's remake of Telugu blockbuster Pokiri.
"Besides trying to find my place as an actor, I'm also trying to be a good father to my eight-year-old daughter," says Aseem who is divorced, single and not quite ready to mingle.
Is he aware that Riteish Deshmukh plays Laxman to Ajay Devgan's Rama in Raj Santoshi's Ramayan?
"I guess Laxman is a very popular guy," Aseem chuckled.