Informal Chat With Heart-Throb Dr Armaan

• What is Dr Armaan Mallik going to do next?

I seriously don’t know… Dill Mill Gayye is a daily soap man! Armaan’s journey with Riddhima (Sukriti Khandpal) will of course, continue. But yeah, no one’s dying or coming back to life or anything of that sort.

• Which contestants on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa do you feel perform better than you?

Oh the women are all so much better. They are totally comfortable with their steps. What they learn in one hour takes me five. Gauhar Khan, Hard Kaur and Parul Chauhan are great dancers.

• Do you believe you’ll break the trend of only female dancers winning Jhalak…?

I don’t know about that, but I’m definitely in the process of breaking my own mental block. I’m uncomfortable with dancing and Jhalak is helping me overcome that. Right now, I’m happy to win the expectations of the audience and my choreographer, Nicole Alvares.

• Your Salman Khan imitation went all the way in a recent episode, complete with removing your shirt. Are you inspired by him in real life?

No, not really. I love his films, but I’m not inspired by him. He’s fun, that’s it. But yes, he’s got to be credited for getting good physiques into Indian cinema.

• We’ve seen you act and dance. Are we going to hear you sing now?

Sing? No. But, I used to be the vocalist of my band in school. We played Alt Rock, numbers by Creed, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, and similar stuff. But that’s not what the Indian audience wants. So, no singing for me.

• Are you planning to progress to the silver screen?

(Smiles) Yes, I have signed a film. It is a romantic comedy, which has quite become my forte now. Along with me there’s one other actor and two actresses. They’re all fresh faces for cinema. It’s Vivek Mushran’s story and he’ll also be directing the film. My character is like Armaan, but has more of Karan in it. We will start the shoot in May.

• What’s marriage to Shraddha Nigam like? Any plans of starting a family soon?

Starting a family is an eventuality. We haven’t decided on the ‘when’ bit yet, but yes, it will happen soon. And married life is fun man… I don’t know why people crack so many jokes about it. Besides, married life means good food.

• Your next Jhalak performance is on…

I’m busy rehearsing Baawre from Luck By Chance, so watch out for that.

Report By: Sonali Joshi


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