Those of you who have seen the film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na could not have missed the guy who played Genelia [ Images ] D'Souza's love interest. If Ayaz Khan looked familiar, it is because he has done more than 100 television commercials and 250 press advertisements!
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And now with the film's success, he has become even more visible. "I am getting messages from my well wishers, friends and even from people I do not know, congratulating me on my performance. I am very lucky that people liked my role," says a beaming Ayaz.
Ayaz plays the role of Sushant, Aditi's (Genelia) boyfriend, who is known as Mr Charming amongst his friends. "It was a challenge to portray a character which starts off as a happy-go-lucky character but slowly takes a serious turn developing attributes like possessiveness and some other gray shades," says Ayaz, who is also doing a show on Star One titled Dlil Mill Gayee where he plays a doctor.
"My role in this show is more of a comic character. A doctor who is romantic -- quite different from my character in Jaane Tu [ Images ]," he adds.
But how did he bag the prized role in Aamir Khan's [ Images ] production?
"When I came to know that Abbas (Tyrewalla) was directing a film, I sought an appointment and went over to meet him. After an initial discussion, we instantly hit it off and he selected me for the role of Sushant. He is a fantastic writer and an excellent director to work with," Ayaz says.
So how was his experience working with a perfectionist like Aamir?
"Before I started shooting for the movie, Aamir briefed me on the role and its significance despite a late entry in the movie. He described his expectations from me and also explained how to act in some scenes. I tried my best to follow his directives and meet his expectations. After the movie got over, we met at the premiere. He patted me on my back and said I did a fantastic job. That, to me, was a big compliment," recollects Ayaz who wants to continue being the guy next door despite his growing star status.