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Shaad Randhawa, the Best New Menace

Monday, February 26, 2007
Shaad Randhawa might have played a small role in Wo Lamhe, but the young actor has proved that one doesn't need to portray a high profile character to stand out. Shaad recently bagged the Stardust's Best New Menace Award for his portrayal of a wayward boyfriend to Kangana Ranaut in the film.

For the uninitiated, Shaad happens to be the nephew of yester-year's star actress Mumtaaz, but he is determined about making his presence felt in the industry on his own. "My aunt actually broke down when she heard about me bagging the award. She later sent me a bouquet of flowers. My cousin Natasha was equally elated. Their support is always there," informs the youngster proudly.

Shaad's histrionics in Wo Lamhe has found him an great appreciator in Mahesh Bhatt, as the hunky actor is now Bhatt camp's big budget Awaarapan. "I am indebted to Mahesh Bhatt and Mohit Suri who never doubted me and my talent. Without divulging too many details, I can say that Awarapan is the journey of Emraan Hashmi, who is the protagonist and has two new girls Mrinalini and Shreya. We have already shot in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and we are planning to shoot in Hongkok, Bangkok and Pattaya," he says.

What about being tagged as the new Bhatt camp darling? "Yes, maybe I am their favourite at the moment. It's nice to be associated with good people," he states.

This brings us to the very important question. Will he ever move on to outside projects? Is a film with bro-in-law Fardeen Khan on the cards?

"Now I am just hearing scripts. As for working with Fardeen, I would love to. But I guess, you will have to ask them that question (laughs). But frankly speaking, I am now more concerned in the content of the roles rather than just the footage or my presence on the screen," he asserts. If all goes well, looks like Shaad Randhwa will indeed pose tough competition for all the hunks in town!

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