BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: YouTube celebrity Sahil Khattar, who will be seen essaying the character of wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani in Kabir Khan’s 83, recently had the rare chance to meet legendary actor Kamal Haasan at the Tamil poster launch of the film in Chennai.
Haasan’s Raajkamal Films International and Akkineni Nagarjuna’s production house have teamed up with Reliance Entertainment to present the Tamil and Telugu versions of Ranveer Singh-starrer epic cricket film. Now, what would you expect from Sahil? Obviously, ever since Sahil has met Haasan, he cannot stop gushing about the superstar. “Being in the same room with Mr Kamal Haasan was itself a great achievement. He is a universal hero and carries himself in a unique way. Interestingly, all the other people present in the room, including me, were so excited that I could not express my emotions.”
Haasan praised Sahil for his uncanny resemblance to Kirmani. “The moment I saw you I realised that this is probably one of the perfect castings of 83. The look is spot on,” Haasan told Sahil.
And then, the Chachi 420 actor went onto say something, which Sahil never thought he would hear. “He said 83 is bigger than Avengers because 83 is real-life and not fictional. The fact that he compared 83 with Avengers is a huge compliment,” said the young actor, who shares a great rapport with Ranveer.
Ask Sahil about his favourite Kamal Haasan film, and the obvious name pops up. “There are many films, which are great but my all-time favourite is Sadma. The climax of Sadma is very close to my heart and whenever I have watched it I have always cried,” said the YouTube sensation.