WHY SATISH KAUSHIK IS IN AWE OF AR­JUN KAPOOR

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - CITY | TIME OUT - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Shar­ing screen space with peo­ple you love is al­ways a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence. Ac­tor Satish Kaushik had a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence while shoot­ing with ac­tor Ar­jun Kapoor for Vipul Am­rut­lal Shah’s Na­maste Eng­land. Ask him about it and Kaushik gets emo­tional, as he is close to pro­ducer Boney Kapoor’s (Ar­jun’s fa­ther) fam­ily and looks at Kapoor ju­nior like his son.

“Work­ing with Ar­jun, who is like a kid to me, was a great ex­pe­ri­ence. I re­mem­ber how he used to be very in­quis­i­tive as a child. On the sets of Mr In­dia (1987) and Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993), he would ask me to pick him up onto my lap so that he can check the mon­i­tor with us. The way he would try hard to peep into the cam­era used to be so funny,” re­calls Kaushik.

The ac­tor says that it feels so good to see Ar­jun do­ing well for him­self.

“Look at him now. He has grown up to be a hand­some boy and such a good ac­tor. It’s amaz­ing to see him do so well in his ca­reer. We had so much fun work­ing on the film,” says Kaushik.

He adds, “The day we shot our first scene to­gether, I could not be­lieve my­self. What a per­former he has be­come! Af­ter the scene was over, we im­me­di­ately clicked a photo, shared it with Boney, and had a fun con­ver­sa­tion.”

In the film, Kaushik plays the role of a travel agent. Re­veal­ing more about it, Kaushik shares, “He’s some­one who is a com­plete ‘ju­gadu aadmi’ and does all kinds of il­le­gal things to make sure his clients can travel abroad. But at the same time he is good at heart. He is a sar­dar and it was fun how peo­ple didn’t recog­nise me when we were shoot­ing in Am­rit­sar. A fan who was there to watch the shoot­ing had said ‘Satish ji kid­har hain?’ and ev­ery­one started laugh­ing as I was right there.”

Ac­tor Satish Kaushik is close to pro­ducer Boney Kapoor (Ar­jun Kapoor’s fa­ther) and con­sid­ers Ar­jun (right) to be like his son

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