The mugshot was quite attractive really. Seemed a well-built, tall chap. It was a friend request on Facebook. I checked out his profile. It was mentioned ‘Actor” against ‘Work’. Was he really an actor or was he shamming it?
May be he was an actor doing ‘bit’ roles-one of the numerous extras that pass through the screen, sometimes without uttering even a single syllable. But then there are actors who have managed to make their co-stars look insignificant even without uttering a single word. Satish Shah and Nagesh who played corpses from the movies “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” and “Magalir Mattum” flash past my mind immediately. Cases where non-performers upstaged the performers.
One of my friends does have the distinction of featuring in a movie. During our school days, an Associate Director of a movie came scouting for kids to act alongside the “Superstar”. We were excited about it and our night and days were filled with Technicolor dreams of our future celluloid glory. The D-day came and we gathered hopefully. The Associate Director was not sufficiently impressed by me whereas my friend was selected.
Cut to a few months later, we had all assembled to watch the movie featuring my friend. With bated breath we waited for the song featuring her. And she shrieks gleefully “That’s me, that’s me!!”. I cannot spot her. I ask her repeatedly. “Don’t you see the one next to the flower pot? That’s me!” she says proudly. Well, now I see her-all covered up from head to toe in a cute pink bunny rabbit costume with not an inch of skin showing!!
Well, that brings to my Facebook star-I have no means of knowing if his acting experience was similar to that of my friend. I rejected his friend request!