Not many people know that actor Vishal Malhotra was related to the late veteran actor Pran. The latter was the granduncle of Vishal’s wife, Rashi. Over the last few years, Vishal has had the opportunity to spend some memorable moments with the actor.
He says, “While the world may have known him as Pran the villain, in real life he was completely opposite — a great human being who had a rich and illustrious life.”
Vishal adds that they would talk about films a lot. “Pran uncle was like a kid in a toy shop whose eyes would light up when he would speak about any of the characters that he had played. He would tell me how he chose not to become a hero because it was so one-dimensional and that he always wanted to play a lot of characters. He had such a great sense of humour and I really admired him for his passion and his love for craft. I feel if I can achieve even one fourth of what he had in his life, it will be a tremendous feat for me,” says Vishal.