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‘It’s an honour to look like Dilip Kumar’

Rajvvir Aroraa from Movie 404 on the repercussions of sharing a resemblance with the legend.

bollywood Updated: Mar 13, 2011 16:15 IST
Serena Menon

Most people associate the digits 404 with the common ‘Error 404’ message that appears every time a server cannot be communicated with on the internet. But even though a forthcoming Bollywood film’s title shares those numbers, it has nothing to do with computers.

Movie 404 deals with the debate between science and supernatural through a relationship between a professor (Aniruddh) and a rebellious student (Abhimanyu).

And even though 26-year-old Rajvvir Aroraa, who plays the student, doesn’t believe in the paranormal, the debuting actor has already had his first experience of the uncanny. He is currently being touted for sharing a resemblance with the legendary Dilip Kumar.

Dilip Kumar"I heard it when I came to Mumbai for the first time. I was in a state of shock after that," says Aroraa, who claims the extra ‘a’ and ‘v’ in his name has no numerological influences. But he does admit he is superstitious to an extent. "I do believe in paranormal activities. But I am very different from my character, who is constantly shuttling between what is perceived and what is real," says Aroraa.

Himself a huge fan of Kumar, Aroraa feels imbibing even one per cent of the veteran’s career would make him a happy man. “I would love to meet him and touch his feet; and tell him that it’s an honour to look like him,” says the actor, whose first film, Movie 404 is looking towards an April release. But resembling another face in a film industry doesn’t necessarily mean a good thing. “It’s a good and a bad thing,” he says. “I want to create my own identity, but I wish I can get success like he did.”