Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Model-turned-actor Aseem Merchant is juggling roles of all kinds.
After playing anti-heroes in Bullet and Emraan Haasmi-starrer The
Train, Merchant has now been signed to play the mythological
character of Laxman in Uru Patel's Hanuman. Keanu Reeves and Shilpa
Shetty will play Rama and Sita in the film. The actor is also
playing villain opposite Salman Khan in Boney Kapoor's remake of
Telugu blockbuster Pokiri.
It is learnt that the Hanuman project went to Merchant because
his brother Raju and Patel were close friends. In fact, Raju
conceived of the project but died of cancer before it could be
But it's not just a happening career that Merchant has to
handle. Playing single parent to his eight-year-old daughter in
real life is also a challenge at hand. And it seems he is managing
it all fine.