EXCLUSIVE: Anmol Thakeria on working in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Tuesdays and Fridays: He’s kind & encouraging

As Poonam Dhillon’s son Anmol Thakeria is set to make his debut with Tuesdays and Fridays, he is all praises for producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Here’s what the newcomer has to say.
EXCLUSIVE: Anmol Thakeria on working in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Tuesdays and Fridays: He’s kind & encouraging
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Of late, many star kids were seen making their big Bollywood debut in the industry. The list includes likes of Ananya Panday, Ishaan Khatter, Alaya F, Athiya Shetty, etc. And now another star kid is all set to make his way into the showbiz world. We are talking about veteran actress Poonam Dhillon’s son Anmol Thakeria. The handsome hunk will be making his debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Tuesdays and Fridays. And while the movie is all set to release on Friday, February 19, Anmol can’t stop gushing about the movie.

In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Anmol got candid about working with Bhansali and was all praises for the ace filmmaker. He even stated that SLB has been encouraging and that the newcomer got to learn a lot from the filmmaker. Besides, Anmol also got candid about nepotism and his debut movie. Here are the excerpts of the interview:

What was your parent’s reaction to the trailer?

My parents like any other parents were extremely proud and emotional. Since they had no part to play in the whole journey, it was a very proud moment to see me on screen. They are nervous and excited but telling me to enjoy this moment as the first film is always special. A lot of their friends are reaching out to them telling them that they felt I was looking very handsome and have a good screen presence.

Has there been a moment when nepotism and being a star kid was a disadvantage?

I’m sure somewhere it does help. But I can just speak about my journey and experience. I wasn’t offered This film just on a platter. Jhataleka and I have had the same journey from the day we had a meeting with Mr Bhansali. We both then had to send in audition and dance tapes. And after a few months, we were both finalised. She’s not from a film family. I am. But our process of getting this film has been identical and we were treated equally throughout. My director also happens to be an outsider. So out of 3 of us. 2 outsiders and one film kid. All with the equal and same opportunity

How was it to be guided by Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a producer?

Like any other aspiring actor. I was also always in awe of Mr Bhansali’s films. I had never met him before. So, when he was meeting a lot of new faces. I was one of them. He made me feel extremely comfortable when I first met him. He’s been kind and encouraging. The few moments I’ve gotten to spend with him have been priceless. And even if you spend 10 minutes with him there’s always something to learn. He watched the film and said I have good comic timing as well and looked very handsome. I’m very grateful to him.

Would you ever agree to the Tuesdays and Fridays dating module in real-life? If yes or no, why?

I think the Tuesdays and Fridays module is a fun take on what today’s relationships could be like for an entertaining purpose on screen. In real life, I suppose if it suits somebody’s ideology of a relationship and they’re really busy in life and don’t have so much time for love, it could work perhaps. For me. I like to go with the flow and vibe so I wouldn’t rule anything out.

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