Having grown up watching multi-starrer blockbusters and two-hero films including Sholay, Deewar, Trishul, Amar Akbar Anthony and Kaala Patthar amongst others, Anjumm Shharma recently fulfilled his childhood dream to feature in a two-hero subject – Milan Luthria’s highly anticipated ‘Sultan Of Delhi’ revolving around two primary characters played by him and Tahir Raj Bhasin.
Anjumm informs, “People around are already drawing parallels (of Tahir and his character) with the iconic jay-Veeru jodi which is a huge comparison but I am happy that as an actor I got an opportunity to create this unique bromance-friendship duo on screen. It is just a blessing and probably a divine intervention for me to have this opportunity especially because this show falls in the realm of being a two-hero subject with action drama, music, dance, dialogue baazi… everything which as a 10-year-old kid I got fascinated with.”
Talking about his fascination and love for movies, Anjumm reveals, “During my growing up years, I started developing immense fascination and love for movies. In those formative years, the kind of movies I saw were big multi-starrers and parallel lead films with action & drama and I had developed instant connection with such movies. Mostly, I used to watch movies featuring stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor including Shakti, Parvarish, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Joshilay, Ram Lakhan, Andar Bahar, etc and fell in love with the image they created through their memorable on-screen characters. Their charisma, rugged look, impactful dialogues, costumes, hairstyle, attitude… I was enamoured by everything. Multi-starrer films used to promise big entertainment value.”
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“I was also fascinated by the concept of parallel lead films and amongst the initial ones which had great impact on me was Ramesh Sippy’s Saagar. And that concept has mostly worked at the box office, be it Subhash Ghai’s Ram Lakhan and other films”, he adds.
Anjumm Shharma, whose cinematic journey started with the Oscar winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has evolved into one of the industry’s most sought-after talents. Having worked extensively in theatre, the actor went on to play substantial role in ‘Wazir’ alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. Anjumm made a successful transition into the digital space and made a mark as an actor in the hit series ‘Mirzapur.’ Now, as fans eagerly await the third season of the popular series, Anjumm is eagerly awaiting the release of his next, Milan Luthria’s ‘Sultan of Delhi’ on Disney+ Hotstar on 13th October.
Apart from ‘Sultan Of Delhi’, Anjumm also will be seen portraying his popular character Sharad Shukla in ‘Mirzapur 3’!