Meet the man who held Big B?s collar

Diganta Guha chats up Aryeman who grabbed Big B's collar in Family.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 18:54 IST

"My first sequence with Mr Bachchan was when I grabbed his collar. It was so scary," quips Aryeman. The son of producer Keshu Ramsay makes his debut in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Family- Ties of Blood with none other than Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, who plays his younger brother.

What was Bachchan’s reply? "'Imagine that you are grabbing the collar of the character not me,’ is what he said," reveals Aryeman who made his debut as a child actor with Akshay in the latter’s maiden film, Saugandh.

"I was sent to Canada after my 10th standard and stayed there for four years. I learnt gymnastics from Alex Bard, an acclaimed coach and did some modelling. I then came back to train with Kishore Namit Kapoor and Roshan Taneja, learnt action from Allan Amin and also dabbled in theatre," says the actor.

It was quite natural for Aryeman, who has a penchant for acting, to get into Bollywood. And, what better way than to be launched by his own father in such a big project?

"Rajji has known me since Khakee, which was also produced by my father. He knew that I was interested in acting and things fell into place,” says Aryeman."
"In Family, I play a brat who misuses his brother’s money and checks out on girls but later comes to a point where he has to change,” says Areyman.

“I have done my own stunts,” says the actor who owes it to Akshay for having shown him how to do the action scenes.

What about the Big B? "You learn so much just by observing him and he is so punctual," he says.

What next after Family? “There are some offers and I will only decide after talking to my father and Rajji,” signs off Aryeman.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 18:54 IST