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Ruslaan talks about his co-star Hazel

Your female co-star Hazel also makes her debut in this film
Hazel is someone with whom I have done ad films before. When I got cast for the part of Rohan they were looking for a girl to cast opposite me. When I have done ads with Hazel before, people on the sets said that we look very good together. So I called Hazel and told her to come for this audition may be you would like to do the part. She auditioned and they liked her. She read the script and she liked it. And that's how we did the film. So, we both were already friends, we just helped each other and went along with the film.

Any fun moments on the sets?
I am considered a very accident prone actor. On the second day of the film I had a very simple shot where I had to jump off the ramp from a cycle which was a very simple shot. But unfortunately the cycle's tyre just snapped out. I don't know how that happened but I just fell straight on my face and we packed up for two months. So, I delayed the shooting for two months.

Then when we got ready for our next schedule one week before the shoot I fell off a bike and again I hurt my face and again I delayed the film by another one month. So because of me the film has been delayed by three months. But luckily they didn't decide to change the actor.

When it happened for the first time they knew it was an accident and wasn't my fault as it happened in the front of the entire unit and everyone was scared. The doctor said it will take at least a month for the scars to go away. When the accident happened the second time, I called my director and said that Robby you have to come home because I had an accident. He came home and saw my face and said that I can't shoot with you like this. He couldn't do anything as it was too late. So I have a bad reputation.

For my second film which I am doing with Satish Kaushik I just happened to tell him that I am very accident prone. He was like 'don't talk about it because I can't afford to have my film delayed'. And the next day I had a motorbike shot, it was a very simple shot and I had to take a turn. I was a little faster than usual and the bike just skid and I fell but we didn't pack up as I didn't hurt my face this time. I hurt my full body though. I completed the whole film on painkillers.

Have you signed any other movie?
I just completed a film called Tere Sang which will release in October. It is directed by Satish Kaushik and stars Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta and Satish Kaushik himself.

Do you want to continue being a Bollywood actor? Where do you see yourself five years from now?
I don't know. Things keep changing. I thought I would wait and once MP3 releases I would do more multiplex kind of movies. But then Satish Kaushik approached me and he is more of a commercial filmmaker. I didn't plan, it just happened to me. He offered a good role and it's a big film so I had to take it. It's very difficult to plan. Whatever comes I take because I am not in a position to decide. Whatever comes my way if it is interesting and helps me go forward in life I take it. I have no clue where I will be next year at this moment.


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