He overshadowed superstar Aamir Khan with his powerpacked performance in debut Taare Zameen Par and now child star Darsheel Safary wants to work with Hrithik Roshan, whom he considers his superhero in Bollywood.
"Hrithik Roshan is my superhero in Bollywood. He is a good dancer, has a very good body and is a great actor. I really want to work with him," Darsheel told PTI. After his critically acclaimed performance in the 2007 movie, the 13-year-old actor is returning to the big screen with Walt Disney India's superhero film Zokkomon. Directed by Satyajit Bhatkal, the film is India's first live action film and will hit the screens on May 7.
Darsheel is excited to be a part of the exclusive superhero club that also includes his idol Hrithik, famed for his superhero role in Krrish. "It's cool to be a superhero and it feels really good to be in the category of superheroes. In real life, I need to complete my studies first but when I complete them, then why
not be a superhero. I even had a good dream of saving someone," Darsheel joked.
Taare Zameen Par turned the young actor into an instant superstar but Darsheel decided to take a sabbatical to concentrate on his education. "TZP was released in 2007 but I had to concentrate on my studies. Zokkomon attracted me because it was always my dream to play to play a superhero.
"Zokkomon is a sci-fi power guy. The movie has stunts, live action and I am teaching people a lesson in the film. Spiderman was one superhero I really liked while growing up and I was excited about all the stuff that he does but I never thought it would be so tough," he added.
Darsheel, however still lives in the nostalgia of Taare Zameen Par and his association with Aamir Khan."I still miss Aamir uncle and his jokes, those were really fun filled moments for me," Darsheel, who played a dyslexic child in the movie, said. He may be young but Darsheel does not want to confine himself with similar kind of roles and wants to try out his hands on different things.
"The role did not require me to learn anything, however I learnt a lot from Anupam uncle, my co-star who gave me a lot of tips. But, there were some emotional sequences in this film and there were so many in my last film which sometimes become quite boring," he said. "If I do an emotional movie then I did not want
emotional sequences in my other films. As an actor I would like to do different things," Darsheel added. Apart from Zokkomon Darsheel will also be seen in National award-winning filmmaker Priyadarshan's upcoming film Bam Bam Bole which stars Rituparna Sengupta and Atul Kulkarni as Darsheel's father and mother.
"I am a school going kid who is an excellent student. It's the story of the relationship between a brother and a sister," Darsheel said.