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First love...

Nanki Singh, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, January 15, 2014
First Published: 10:30 IST(15/1/2014) | Last Updated: 11:41 IST(15/1/2014)

Here’s yet another example of star kids having it easy. Though personally on a sabbatical since 2007, Bollywood director Suneel Darshan is all set to launch his son, Shiv Darshan with an upcoming movie this year.

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Being directed by Rajesh Pandey, the movie — Karle Pyaar Karle (produced by Suneel Darshan) — is a story of two adventurous childhood friends, Kabir and Preet, and their growing romance and eventual separation. The film also stars former Miss India Earth Hasleen Kaur and TV actor Rumi Khan.

The cast of the movie was in Chandigarh on Monday to talk about their upcoming project.
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Talking about the film, Hasleen Kaur, who plays the role of Preet, says, “You’ll have to wait and see if Preet and Kabir get back together.”

Ask her if the movie does justice to its ‘bold’ tag and she says, “Youngsters these days are outspoken about their love; they don’t believe in hiding it anymore. So, that’s what the film depicts, and I don’t believe expression of love can be termed bold.”

Shiv Darshan, however, believes that being a star kid might give you the advantage in getting a launch, but it doesn’t help you become a better actor. That, he says, depends on an individual’s talent.

“I wasn’t a great actor when I started shooting for the film, but through hard work, I felt I improved in the process. Even though I took a lot of acting, dancing and gymnastic lessons, I felt I was unprepared to enter the industry. But then, I trained at the Broadway Dance Center in New York, which gave me some confidence,” recalls Shiv.

TV actor Rumi Khan, who plays the ‘villain’ in the love story, is of the view that negative characters are generally given the short end of the stick. After all, movies can’t have a hero till he triumphs over the bad guy, says he.

“My character in this film is very powerful and inspired by the mafia. So, it’s exactly the kind of thing I want to do and personally I could not have asked for a better Bollywood debut. My character doesn’t just kill his victims; he keeps them alive and prolongs their suffering; it’s a layered role,” says Khan.

The film is set to release on January 17.

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