Rati Agnihotri's son thought stammer, weight would stop him from acting

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 09, 2013 04:01 hrs

Thanks to the problems like being fat, having bad skin and a stammer, debutant actor Tanuj Virwani, who will soon be seen in Luv U Soniyo, never thought about getting into acting. He nurtured the dream of becoming a scriptwriter or a director.

Tanuj is Ek Duuje Ke Liye actress Rati Agnihotri's son.

"I never wanted to get into acting. I was fat, had bad skin and braces. I also used to stammer," said the newcomer on Saturday at the music launch of the film.

"I always wanted to be behind the camera, may be as a scriptwriter or a director," he added.

But one fine day he changed his mind and decided to pursue acting. He recalls how his mother thought he was playing prank when he broke the news of signing a film to her.

"I woke up one fine day and I decided to be in front of the camera. I didn't even tell my mom at that time. I decided on my own. In fact, after signing the film when I got my signing amount, I went to mom and said that I am becoming an actor. I gave her the cheque and she thought it is one of my stupid pranks," said Tanuj.

Luv U Soniyo, slated to release on July 26, is directed by Joe Rajan and also features Miss India 2010 Neha Hinge.

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