WHY SATISH KAUSHIK IS IN AWE OF ARJUN KAPOOR
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