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‘I was rejected many times’

bollywood Updated: Aug 18, 2012 02:48 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Delhi boy Rahil Tandon, who has worked in actor Shah Rukh Khan’s productions, Men Will Be Men and Like I Love You, will now be seen in Pritish Chakraborty’s Chal Pichchur Banate Hain, alongside actor Sonakshi Sinha’s cousin, Bhavna Ruparel.

Rahil, 24, is Delhi-based designer Reynu Taandon’s son and says that a non filmy background makes it tough to get work in the film industry. “I’ve been rejected many times. I’ve given more than 300 auditions, sometimes I made it to the top 2, but did not get the role because the other contender used his contacts or was some filmmaker’s son,” he says.

Recalling how he got this film, in which he plays an MBA who leaves a good job opportunity to pursue his passion — filmmaking, Rahil says, “My friend had gone for it. He called me from there and said, ‘Rahil, I think you should audition for this role.’

I gave it and next thing I know, I was discussing the script in the makers’ office.”So, what does Rahil think of his co-star? “Bhavna has great potential... We all had a great time shooting for one and a half months in Goa,” says the actor.