Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz who made his debut with the recently released Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar seems to have all that it takes to make the ladies go weak in the knees. If reports are to be believed, Ruslaan charmed the leading lady of his upcoming film 'Tere Sang' so much that the teenager in question, newcomer Sheena Shahbadi got completely crazy about him.
When the unit of this Satish Kaushik film was out for a long outdoor schedule in the northern part of the country recently, young Sheena tried her best to steal as much time as possible with Ruslaan. Interestingly like Ruslaan who is a star son (his mom is actress Anjana Mumtaz), Sheena too comes from a Bollywood home. Her mother is yesteryears' actress Sadhana Singh who became nothing short of a sensation with the Rajshri hit Nadiya Ke Paar.
Sheena whose identity the producers are protecting fiercely, was roped in, when the original choice Yamini Sharma (who Satish Kaushik had considered after seeing her photo in a newspaper), was dropped once she was found unsuitable for the role.
"Sheena is a young girl and it's not uncommon for a girl of her age to have a crush on a good looking guy. Ruslaan obviously enjoyed all the attention. They ate together, had loads of fun and whenever possible spent time with each other in their rooms. But she tried to keep this fondness a secret, probably because her mother was mostly around. On the last day of the shoot in Dalhousie, they got lost together in the wilderness and we had to keep waiting for them to can a few shots. That day Satishji also got very irritated", says a close source from the unit.
It didn't end there. Sheena also got terribly jealous of Hazel, Ruslaan's first heroine and co-star from MP3. Adds the source, "While we were shooting near the Qutub Minar, Hazel had come to our sets twice to meet Ruslaan. Sheena didn't speak to her properly and kept ignoring her. It came to such a point later that she refused to even hear her name".
Ruslaan Mumtaz was unavailable for comment. But after hearing about his charms working so much on a young girl, we can only imply that Bollywood has found yet another pin up boy. By the way, as long as the crush is harmless, no one is complaining!
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