Sanjay Leela Bhansali Selected Rajeev Khandelwal For His Long Curly Locks
Rajeev Khandelwal, who earned critical acclaim for his performance in the movie ‘Aamir’, has denied cutting his hair for Sourabh Narang's ‘Return Gift’. The actor has been roped in by Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his forthcoming flick, ‘Chenab Gandhi’ in which he is required to have long curly locks.
"One of the reasons why Bhansali selected me was my hair. I had grown it really long and curly for my role as a Goan beach bum in 'Peter Gaya Kaam Se'. Bhansali saw that look and thought it was what he wanted for his assistant Vibhu Puri's film. That's how I was considered," the actor said.
Rajeev Khandelwal portrays the role of an Indian civil servant on a diplomatic mission in ‘Return Gift’, for which he is supposed to have short hairs.
Rajeev Khandelwal said, "I was in a dilemma since Sourabh's film needed me to keep my hair short. And there was no time to cut my hair and grow it back. So I was left with no choice but to ask Sourabh to work his way around my hair."
Rajeev Khandelwal claimed that he is in no mood to leave any chance of working with the ace filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
"For the privilege of working with Bhansali, I'd happily go bald. He's one of the best filmmakers of our country. Although he isn't directing 'Chenab Gandhi', his involvement with the project is full-on. I'll wrap my work in 'Return Gift' and move on to 'Chenab Gandhi'. The thought of sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan so early in my career gives me goosebumps."