You may remember him as Farhan Akhtar’s jealous friend in Luck By Chance, or more recently as Aamir Khan’s teasing pal in a television ad. Actor Arjun Mathur has had an interesting trajectory of supporting roles that were meaty enough to get him recognition.
But the actor turned a new corner with his last film, Ankur Arora Murder Case, where he played the central character. Though the film, that released recently, received average reviews, Mathur is happy to have been a part of the project. “When Vikram Bhatt gave me the script, I liked it a lot. The story was very powerful and I’m quite happy to have been a part of it,” he says.
When asked if he’s open to working in TV soaps, Mathur says, “I am not cut out for them. But if our television programming becomes more like that in the US, I can think about it. But I won’t get into television just for money.” Talking about working with actor Aamir Khan, Mathur says it is not the first time that he had a brush with the actor. “I have worked with Aamir before doing the ad. I was an assistant director on his film, Rang De Basanti and The Rising. He is a fantastic actor and his work ethic is amazing. It was enriching working with him,” says the 31-year-old.
Mathur’s upcoming projects include Fireflies — an English language film with Monica Dogra and Rahul Khanna, Crouching Tiger Mannu, and Coffee Bloom.