When Vishal worked with Aamir Khan!
Since the mid-90s, he has been part of several hit TV shows and films such as Ishq Vishk (2003), Hip Hip Hurray, Kismat Konnection (2008) and Anjaana Anjaani (2010) among others. Now, Vishal Malhotra is set to hit the silver screen with Tu Hai Mera Sunday (THMS), wherein he would be playing one of the leads. Since his character plays football, he also got himself trained by the coach of a top Mumbai soccer club.
“I am excited about the role as it’s a film made with a lot of heart and the content will definitely be a driving force for moviegoers,” says Vishal, who is in the midst of promoting his new film. “Earlier, there wasn’t so much hullaballoo around marketing and promoting a film but now with social media and other factors coming into play, it’s a different ball game,” he says.
Interestingly, Vishal recalls — during his childhood — being part of a gang, Time Pass. “I remember going around Bandra with Aamir Khan sir sticking posters for his film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) to create awareness about it but I am yet to get in sync with new-age promotional tools,” he says.
Adding that nowadays, “content is the king and rightly so”, Vishal says audiences are looking for something new. “In THMS, I portray a character that I have never attempted before,” he says.