Ruslaan Mumtaz who just recovered from a leg injury didn't know
what he was getting into when he agreed to play young Tanay Cheda's
uncle in new director Vikram Singh's comedy Mastang Mama.
The film which started shooting last week has Ruslaan paired
with tv actress Kulraj Randhawa. But it's Tanay (Rajan Damodaran in
Taare Zameen Par) who shares most playing-time with
Ruslaan in Mastang Mama. And the boy is giving Ruslaan a run for
Laments Ruslaan, "The boy is so sharp. At that age, I was a
complete dullard. Even now he gets the better of me
The boy is ten years my junior. But he seems to know so much about
everything from the sensex to mobile technology to camera angles. I
don't think I stand a chance with Tanay," jokes Ruslaan.
The twosome has been bonding for the whole of last month through
acting workshops while Ruslaan has been confined at home because of
a torn ligament. "In a way my injury proved a blessing for this
film because I got a chance to rehearse. So there is a comfort
level between me and Tanay the start. There're so many films on
male bonding being made. The actors need to get used to occupying a
common space," observes Ruslaan. "And although he tends to get the
better of me, I really enjoy bonding with Tanay especially because
I'm an only child. I only wanted a kid brother."