Abhimanyu Dassani made an impressive debut with Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota for which he garnered accolades and appreciation. What's more, mom and actress Bhagyashree is doubly proud of her son because he never revealed his identity to bag the film. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, she revealed, “He stood in lines and gave auditions without ever revealing who he is. We only came to know about MKDNH after he’d signed the film.” Abhimanyu justified the reason of not disclosing his identity and said, “A star kid has a title and nepotism refers to entitlement. I got my first movie at 30 and received none of the attention that many of the other debutants got.”
Talking about his mother, Abhimanyu added, “I see the respect she still gets for a film she did 30 years ago. And she gave it up all to bring up her son. I may have stood in lines to get a break, but I’ll never let my family go through anything like that ever.” Bhagyashree also revealed that Abhimanyu has impressive culinary skills, saying, “He started cooking as a teenager to impress girls."
Abhimanyu Dassani will next be seen in Nikamma, which also marks the Bollywood debut of internet sensation Shirley Setia. Shilpa Shetty is making a comeback on the silver screen after 13 long years with this film. The young star recently opened up about the film as he told us, "It's a coming-of-age film where I'm playing the 'Nikamma' — a complete nikamma, an out-and-out nikamma. And I'm a nikamma with everyone, be it friends, family, at the workplace, just about anybody. Looking at my character, everybody will relate to it or at least to some of the things I do on screen, they'll say, 'Yeah, I've done this or that either with me family or a friend at some time or another.' However, at its heart, it's a coming-of-age film, and my character eventually realises that my actions shouldn't hurt others. The film also has some amazing music. One song of Amaal Mallik in it will be played at every wedding, I assure you. Even the title track is so good that I injured myself while working out on it." It is produced under the banners of Sony Pictures Networks India and Shabbir Khan Films. So, are you excited for Nikamma? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life
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