Talented actor Aru K Verma who was earlier seen in Gul Khan and Nilanjana Purkayasstha’s Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji in the role of the big brother Chintu has donned a very different avatar for the same production’s popular show for Star Plus, Kulfi Kumar Bajewala.
Aru plays a very lively folk singer based in Pakistan by name Tuntuna Khan.
For Aru, this is his first role as singer and he claims that he has never prepared so hard for a role earlier.
Aru K Verma has featured in films Love Express, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara, Two States, Bezubaan Ishq, Wedding Pulav, Befikre, Jab Harry Met Sejal etc.
Says Aru, “It took a real lot of effort from my end to play this character of Tuntuna Khan. The guy is so animatedly expressive, a role that I have never done before.”
Aru who is an ardent fan of Jim Carrey and the manner in which he gets so expressive tells us that, “It was a tough task for me to get the child in me in play for the role.”
Aru even celebrated his birthday recently on the set of Kulfi Kumar Bajewala. “It was a working birthday for me. And though this role is a very small one, I must say that I am enjoying playing this.”
Aru is all praise for little star Aakriti Sharma, who plays the role of Kulfi. “I have earlier shot with kids. But this beautiful little child Aakriti is always on point. She is a fabulous actor and I actually felt the fear of letting down a kid as an actor. I had never thought that I will say this, but this is reality. I am enjoying the fun scenes as well as the emotional sequences between me and Aakriti.”
Talking about the character, Aru states, “This is such a huge learning experience for me in a short period. I did not get time to get into the groove of the character and had to hit the target immediately. As I said earlier, I have never worked this hard for any role in my career. Tuntuna Khan’s entry and his body language is being appreciated and this makes me happy.”
“The most challenging part was to play a singer. I cannot sing even when it comes to saving my life. And to bring in the nuances of a singer as I said, has been a great learning curve for me,” he adds.
Best of luck for this one, Aru!!