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Can’t wait to marry

Actor Mishal Raheja, who plays Dutta Patil in the show Laagi Tujh Se Lagan, is looking forward to getting married.

tv Updated: May 15, 2010 00:42 IST
Minakshi Saini

Actor Mishal Raheja, who plays Dutta Patil in the show Laagi Tujh Se Lagan, is looking forward to getting married. His female fans need not worry, though — the wedding in question is on-screen, for his Colors show. “I am dying to shoot for the wedding... it’s going to be something that the viewers have never seen before.

Dutta is going to marry Nakusha (the show’s protagonist, played by Mahi Vij) at gunpoint just to torture her,” says Mishal. He’s not keen to get into a relationship in real life, though. “I had a girlfriend in the past but it’s been five years since we broke up. It’s time for me to work and make my life.”

He may be getting married to an ugly Betty on screen, but in real life, he has his checklist in place. “Looks do matter to me. She needs to be pleasant to look at... not like I’ll only settle for Kareena (Kapoor) or Katrina (Kaif). At the same time, she needs to be a good human being.” Mishal, who was the second choice for Dutta’s role, after Rohit Bakshi of Kahin To Hoga fame was approached for it, says, “Whose loss is it — mine or his? The role was in my destiny, so I got it.”

The actor adds, “I prepared a lot, from reading books to watching films based on the life of gangsters. I took inspiration from people such as Al Pacino, Amitabh Bachchans and Bruce Willis,” he said. As for how he is in real life, he says, “I am quite talkative and a jovial guy, not like Dutta at all. It takes me 15 minutes to calm myself down and get into the role,” he concludes.