They are meant to be father and son in Nikhil Advani’s remake of Subhash Ghai’s Hero. But Tigmanshu Dhulia and television actor Sharad Kelkar are barely separated by ten years.
Dhulia is now thinking of adding to his girth to look convincing.
Says the director turned actor, “I have played a much older man than my age in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur. I’ll again have to make an effort to look older because the actor who plays my son in Hero is not that much younger.”
Incidentally a similar predicament was faced by Subhash Ghai when he directed the original Hero in 1983. The two roles of the father and son, played in the remake of Tigmanshu Dhulia and Sharad Kelkar, were originally played by Shammi Kapoor and Sanjeev Kumar who hardly look a decade apart.