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"I like to mould myself according to the character": Cezanne Khan

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Making a grand entry into a new show as a doctor, Cezanne Khan seems to bidding adieu to the Balaji camp in style. Bringing a twist in the story, this actor entered 'Ek Ladki Anjani Si' in a chopper especially hired to shoot his entry. We caught this media shy actor on location to know about his role, his ambitions and future plans. Here is an excerpt.

Tell us something about your character in 'Ek Ladki Anjaani Si'?
I'm playing an extremely rich doctor named Dhruv Mehra. This doctor is an atheist and believes in himself. He feels that he has magic in his hands and when he saves the life of a patient then all the credit should be given to him and not God. He is an over confident doctor who thinks that he can do anything. When viewers watch the serial they are gonna say, 'What the hell does he think of himself'. This character is not at all a lover boy one.

You character in 'Kasautii' was a lead, why this role?
A: This character is also a lead. Dhruv is going to bring a major twist in the life of Ananya and Nikhil. When I was approached for this role, I really liked it as it was extremely challenging and unlike the lover boy image that I had in 'Kasautii....'

So did you enjoy the grand entry given to you?
It was my first day of shoot and though I was feeling very hot and perspiring profusely I really liked the chopper entry that was given to me. I really enjoyed the entry. I really have a lot of expectations from the show as we all are putting in a lot of efforts.

What was the reason for quitting 'Kasautii....'?
A: I quit 'Kasautii....' because it took another leap and I do not think that I could play a grand-father. This was the sole reason as to why I quit 'Kasautii...' and if there hadn't been any leap, I probably would have continued.

Would you join the Balaji camp again if a role is offered to you?
If a good role is offered to me and I have dates available then I would certainly do it.

Are you missing Anurag Basu?
Of course, I'm missing Anurag Basu as I had been working with it for five years. But, it is the job of an actor to play all kind of roles. I cannot say whether playing this character will be easy or tough, but I surely know that I will put in my best efforts. I hope that the audiences also like me as Dhruv.

Do you think you will be able to break the image of Anurag?
I do not think there is any need to break the image of Anurag. Even that character gave me huge popularity. If you are an actor you should try and mould yourself according to the characters that you are playing. People will appreciate you in all your characters. I don't mind if people want to know me as Anurag, but I will try my best so that people also know me as Dhruv.

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