Arjun Kanungo became a youth icon and a singing sensation in 2015 with his chartbuster Baaki Baatein Peene Baad. The song became a staple at every club and party. Since then, the singer has given one hit after the other, and established himself as one of India’s leading male pop artist.
This year, Arjun is ready to embark on another journey. He begins his acting career with Salman Khan’s Eid release Radhe, that also features Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff. With such a stellar cast and a superstar like Salman himself, ask Arjun what did he learn from them, and he responds, “I learnt so much just by being on the sets as there were so many amazing actors around. I just feel that not just Salman Khan, but every actor in the film played a big part in my growth as an actor.”
Arjun goes on to rave about his co-actors. “Acting opposite Randeep Hooda under the guidance of Prabhudheva and personally seeing Salman bhai with the same incredible and unbelievable charisma that we witness on screen, helped me progress as an actor. I spent a lot of time with them as we started shooting in November 2019, then every month, we shot for a few days before the pandemic hit. Then we got back in November 2020 to wrap the film, so I got to spend a lot of time with them and learn a lot,” he asserts.
But what was the lesson he learnt from Salman that he will hold on to himself forever? “The biggest thing I learnt from Salman bhai is how to manage people’s expectations as people expect a lot from him, and he always delivers. He does it so flawlessly. He matches the script with his acting and at the same time, he is always ‘the Salman Khan’, with his own unique style and brand that he has created. That is what I am trying to learn as an actor, as there are many actors in our industry but very few who are a brand of their own,” Arjun concludes.
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