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Rajeev doubles up as assistant director

india Updated: Apr 29, 2008 19:26 IST

Rajeev Khandelwal adds another feather to his cap with his debut film UTV Spotboy's Aamir. Apart from being the lead actor in his first film, he also gets an official credit as the first Assistant director of the film.

Director Rajkumar Gupta & producer Vikas Behl have decided to give Rajeev the official credit of being the First AD of the film, says Rajkumar, " Rajeev was always proactive about every thing that was happening on the sets, and since we were shooting in the real locations of Mumbai with the hidden cameras on the streets Rajeev never got the opportunity of using vanity vans, he was himself suppose to take care of his make up, clothes etc and most of the time he used to do his make up in autorickshaws and taxis."

Gupta further adds, "For few scenes where we were shooting on the roads, in taxi, he even held the reflector in his hands and did his scene. Since these responsibilities are handled by the first AD of any film, we decided to endow him with the First AD's title for Aamir."

When checked with Rajeev, he laughs and says, " Yes, since we were shooting in narrow streets, sometimes on the roads where it was too crowded and the place was too compact to accommodate many people, I decided to do the clap myself and also call action."

"I am happy that Rajkumar found me considerable enough to give me the credit of Assistant director for the film…. he is a very easygoing director and always made me feel comfortable…. I enjoyed each and every day shooting for Aamir. It was a very learning and enriching experience for me," he signs off.