Young Rehan Khan is still pinching himself hard to believe that he has actually managed to bag a project with none other than Nana Patekar.
Though he has been watching his moves quite carefully ever since he made a low profile debut with Jaane - Let's Fall In Love a year and a half back, he has been getting good feelers from the industry which believes that the young lad does show promise.
"Let me be very honest here", confesses Rehan, "Even though I come from a family that has lived and breathed Bollywood cinema for decades, it is still one big struggle out here. Yes, you do get feelers all the while but it all matters when something really comes on the table. Well, I guess my wait has paid off with Tum Milo To Sahi which features none other than Nana Patekar. For me this is one big project and I can't believe I would actually be acting with Nana."
Tum Milo To Sahi is soon coming to floors (in June beginning) and would be directed by Kabir Sadanand who first wielded the megaphone 4 years back for rom-com Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jaayo. Though this film, which marked the acting debut of Akshay Kapoor, didn't do much at the box office, it only managed to strengthen Kabir's resolve to strike back with greater vigor and confidence.
The result is Tum Milo To Sahi which brings on Nana Patekar as the central protagonist with one more established name expected to join the star cast apart from newcomer Rehan. There would be three leading ladies, the names of which are currently being kept under the wraps.
Says Nana Patekar, "It's the script which is the King here in case of Tum Milo To Sahi. You have to watch out for this story teller Kabir. The way he narrated the subject to me, I was on board pronto." Pausing for a while, he chuckles, "People think that I am a bully on and off the sets. Well, ask Kabir this after Tum Milo To Sahi; he should be able to tell whether it is a right perception or not."
On the other hand, Rehan can't help but admire Kabir for the big platform that he has got for himself.
"Kabir has been rock solid in his support for me. He hasn't allowed me to do anything else for the moment since he wants me to live this character to the fullest. No, I am not under a contract or something but it is Kabir's conviction in Tum Milo To Sahi which makes me sit back and actually concentrate primarily on what I have to do here", says Rehan with an air of confidence around him.
Does he ever get a shred of doubt regarding his placement in the film since Nana Patekar is bound to hold the center stage while another senior actor would hog some limelight as well?
"None at all", says Rehan promptly, "I stand by every decision of Kabir since I too firmly believe that this film is bigger than anything else. Kabir is the leader out here and I along with all the others are bound to trust him blindly in his judgment."
Tell Kabir about the hero worship that he is enjoying for his new venture and he says modestly, "Actually, I should be the one who should be humbled here. I am working with such great range of actors out here! I am proud of the fact that I have managed to bring together so much talent which is committed to the script. I am longing to get back behind the camera and call 'action'!"
When questioned about the film's subject, this is all what Kabir was willing to divulge, "Tum Milo To Sahi is about the extraordinary person in the ordinary people we are. It's the people we were, the people we are and the people we will be. It is about the values that mean the world to us."
Tum Milo To Sahi is being produced by Nikhil Panchammiya whose last production was a moderate success Anthony Kaun Hai. On the actor's front, while Nana Patekar is looking forward to the release of Horn Ok Pleassss (after the super success of Welcome),
Rehan Khan too has a double bill lined up in the form of Click and Fast Forward. "Both Click and Fast Forward should be out anytime now", says Rehan, "While Click belongs to horror genre, Fast Forward has dance as its theme. Yes, both are multi starrers (Click also stars Shreyas Talpade in the lead while Fast Forward has Akshay Kapoor looking at making a comeback) but that's absolutely fine with me."
"As long as I have belief in myself to be able to deliver goods, there is no reason why insecurity should creep in. So early in my career I have got an opportunity to play distinct characters in both the films. Well, guess what? This is what that matters most to me", concludes Rehan.