I lost 'Slumdog...' because of beefy look: Ruslaan Mumtaz

Ruslaan Mumtaz, recently seen in 'Teree Sang', says he could have bagged Dev Patel's role in the Oscar winning movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' if he had retained his lean look for the final audition.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 19 Comments  |  12074 Views

Ruslaan Mumtaaz Ruslaan Mumtaz, recently seen in 'Teree Sang', says he could have bagged Dev Patel's role in the Oscar winning movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' if he had retained his lean look for the final audition.

'Truthfully, it would have been wonderful if I would have got to play the role in 'Slumdog Millionaire' - it was a fantastic film. But it's okay if I couldn't. I don't regret it,' Ruslaan told IANS.


The 26-year-old actor, who made his Bollywood debut in 2007 with 'Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar', says he failed to get the role because he was called for the final auditions almost four months after the first auditions.


'When I gave my first audition, I was quite lean - the way they (makers of 'Slumdog Millionaire') wanted the character to be. But when they called me four months later for the final auditions, I had a beefed up look,' Ruslaan said.


'I couldn't wait for 'Slumdog Millionaire' and I accepted another film called 'Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai' where I had to play a superstar and I wasn't supposed to look lean. So, when the crew of 'Slumdog...' saw me in the final auditions, I looked different and then didn't cast me,' he added.


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  • Posted on: 18 April 2010 at 10:21pmPrincess Rina

    teree sang....ur acting nice.....
    mp3...hmm..acting seems not real.... especially the kissing part...
    mere dost....feel the role ,feel the scenes.... when u act it...

  • Posted on: 18 April 2010 at 10:11pmPrincess Rina

    slumdog millionaire,awesome movie....
    never mine keep on trying,dnt GIVE UP...VISTORY WILL BE URS N ONLY URS!MERE DOST

  • Posted on: 13 August 2009 at 3:47amFaith09

    Sad=/

    It was really sad that he didn't got Jamal's role.. I wish he had, cuz his entire carriere would have changed.. Dev did a terrific job, but as far as my views, hasn't got any other role for a movie from Bollywood.. If it was Ruslaan, then he would have got plenty of other roles.. But anyways, I watched Teree Sang, he did a superb job there!!

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  • Posted on: 13 August 2009 at 1:32am-Pinky-

    awww thats sucks it could have changed his enitre career... but oh well.. hes a good actor n hes proved that in tere sang.. he will get there.. eventually :)

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  • Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 10:49pmlovely_lady

    well, i think Dev did a good job..
    but, i havent seen ruslaan's acting, so i cant comment on him..

  • Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 10:26pm-Krupa-

    ahh..i totally loved mp3..its just simple sweet moviee..
    wanna see teree sang soo bad!

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  • Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 6:59pmbwoodlover01

    @fire_woman- yeah..thats probably why...oh well, what ever happens, happens for the good. dev still got us an oscar, right? so why cry? who knows where ruslaan would've taken SM- his bad luck...buut loved him in teree sang.

  • Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 6:47pmLoveurlife1

    he luk soo cutee in tere sang
    awww
    xxxx

  • Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 6:33pmchahaat.

    rulsaan iz soo rite!!
    man wished he could have been in slumdog!

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  • Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 4:42pmmi-neepearl

    agree with eloquent! get over it RM! Dev was much more better and more suited for the role....

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