When Vishal worked with Aamir Khan!

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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.

Vishal Mal­ho­tra

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