Himesh Reshammiya is an avid multi-tasker. He started as an actor with the 2007 film Aap Kaa Suroor and went on to do films such as Karzzz, radio, Kajraare, Khiladi 786 and The Xpose.
He is once again ready to hit the screens with Teraa Surroor, which he claims is not a sequel to Aap Kaa Surroor.
“It’s a film which takes the whole ‘Suroor’ brand to a new level. It’s a very fast paced thriller where everybody keeps guessing about Aniruddh Brahmin. Here you will meet Raghu, Tara and how they help each other escaping from a high security zone. Beautiful music and fast turn of events will keep you hooked.”
He adds, “It’s not inspired from any film. It’s like Vijay Anand films where actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Kabir Bedi and Shekhra Kapur will confuse you about the real culprit.”
His physical transformation has caught everyone’s eye. “I worked for a year to get into the right shape for Teraa Surroor. I had lost weight for The Xpose, but more hard work had to be done, and I have lost 15-20 kg without taking any supplements.”
Watch: Himesh Reshammiya sings ‘Teraa Surroor’ for his fans
Teraa Surroor will also mark the debut of Farah Karimaee. Himesh defends his choice of casting a newcomer in Teraa Surroor. “In Karzzz, I was paired with Urmila and that didn’t work. Deepika was much appreciated when she was launched in one of my music videos. Hansika Motwani was launched through Aap Ka Suroor and she is a big star down south. Now, Farah Karimaee is getting positive responses, so the fresh casting has always worked for me.”
Watch: Himesh, Farah, Naseeruddin Shah in Teraa Surroor trailer
“I started producing TV shows at the age of 16. I was 13-14 when my father worked with a film with Salman Khan. There began the connection and later he helped me in entering films as a composer. Now, we have done some 20 films together. He has been with me at every crucial juncture in my career,” said Himesh Reshammiya.
Directed by Shawn Arranha, Teraa Surroor will hit the screens on Friday, March 11.
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