Ruslan Mumtaz, the rising star of MP3, has just completed shooting for Satish Kaushik's Tere Sang. It will be released by the end of this year. In this film too, the audience will see him as a seventeen year guy. How long will he continue posing seventeen on screen?
Ruslan's prompt reply comes on this quiz, "This is for the last time that I am working as a seventeen year guy. I can assure you. It"s only because I don't think I'll be looking fit enough for such characters any more. Better I'll look for some matured characters. And again, if I still look like a teen, I'll barely have any intention to work for such characters. It's time to grow up. Actually I signed up Tere Sang much before doing MP3 and during that time I was getting offers for such characters only."
Bhojpuri actress Sadhna Singh's daughter Heena is acting with Ruslan in this film. Flicks like Mastang Mama and Jaane Kahan Se Aai Hai are most highlighted names among the queued projects of Ruslan.
These days Ruslan is busy shooting for Mastang Mama. While asked about the film, Ruslan says, "It's basically a children movie and I am playing the character of the uncle in the film." After completing Mastang Mama, Ruslan will get busy with the shooting for Jaane Kahan Se Aai Hai from the month of August.
At the outset of his career Ruslan is getting different genres of films. "I cannot sign any film. Till the time I am convinced with my character I even don't go to sets", explains Ruslan.
Talking about the gap in films after MP3, Ruslan says that he is barely bothered about that. He believes audience like only good films. So, Ruslan prefers to utilize his spare time to get prepared for something better. His utilization of time includes gym, dance classes and meeting directors.
What does his mother, Anjana Mumtaz, the actress from the last generation, think about her son? Ruslan excitedly replies, "My mother is really happy with me." But why does she not come on screen anymore? "She is retired now. She thinks I'll take care of everything. For the time being her line is 'earn money and give it to me'. And being a good boy, I also have started handing her money earned by me," Ruslan winks expressively.