Darsheel Safary, 14, the Taare Zameen Par kid who was in town on Monday to promote his forthcoming superhero flick Zokkomon, seems to be inspired by Hollywood teen sensation Justin Bieber.
Safary was seen flashing a ‘V’ characteristic of Bieber, and striking poses like the latter, as he went on about his upcoming movie, and said, quite contrary to his mannerism at the event, “I like to be original just like Zokkomon; he never imitates anyone, he has his own style and that makes him cool.”
Explaining his image change, he said, “People who think I am a brat have a wrong impression of me. I have grown up … I am confident and not arrogant. Back then, I was shy of facing the camera because of my bunny teeth. Now, I like them.”
When asked to compare Zokkomon with other superheroes like Ra.One and Krissh, he said, “I saw a 30-second promo of Ra.One on some channel yesterday, and could not understand a thing. It was all action without any story-telling. But this is not the response that we have got after Zokkomon’s promos hit the screen, so he (Zokkomon) is the best, with best special effects and content.”