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10 years of Jab We Met: ‘Anshuman’ reveals how Shahid- Kareena shot while going through a breakup

As filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s film Jab We Met completes 10 years, we talk to the most loved and hated character of the film, Tarun Raj Arora aka Anshuman.

bollywood Updated: Oct 26, 2017 18:42 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Actor Tarun Raj Arora has worked in multiple southern films as a villain.
Actor Tarun Raj Arora has worked in multiple southern films as a villain.

Actor Tarun Raj Arora,who made the audience loathe him with his perfect portrayal of his character Anshuman — the narcissist in Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met. As the film completes 10 years today, the actor recalls the shooting days that also marked the end of real-life romance of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor.

“The tough time in their relationship did not affect the shooting, but I could see that things were a bit weird. When you have a couple on set, you expect them to be a little lovey-dovey and happy. There was an air of discomfort. However, I thought that they are serious actors and didn’t let their personal equation affect their work. They did not even joke with each other,” said Arora, who is now an established name in the southern film industry and has worked with actors such as Chiranjeevi, Shruti Haasan in films such as Khaidi No. 150 (2016), Kaththi Sandai (2016) and Katamarayudu.

Tarun in the film Jab We Met with Shahid Kapoor.

Before joining acting, Arora had been a model. “I worked very hard as a model but when it came to acting, I didn’t have a godfather and hence made some random choices. I didn’t know which film to select and made the worst choice[Hawas (2004)]for my launch. Thus, I changed my profession and moved to hospitality. I went to Bangalore and opened a restaurant. That’s when Jab We Met came my way,” says Arora.