Shreyas says yes to Om Shanti Om

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 08, 2007 04:08 hrs

Shreyas Talpade could not have asked for a better birthday gift this month. The talented actor, who won hearts with his unadulterated performances in Iqbal and Dor, has another feather in his hat.

He will start shooting for SRK Production’s Om Shanti Om which is going to be directed by Shah Rukh’s close affiliate Farah Khan. A delighted Shreyas says that it is nothing less than his dream come true to be sharing the big screen with the King Khan. The actor, whose birthday falls in the third week this month, considers Om Shanti Om as an advance birthday gift.

After Iqbal and Dor, Shreyas won accolades for his performance as Arjun Fernandes in the comedy Apna Sapna Money Money. But success has never gotten to his head. It seems that he has no heroine opposite him in Om Shanti Om (just like Dor and Iqbal), while supermodel Deepika Padukone makes her Hindi film debut opposite SRK in this movie. But Shreyas says that this doesn’t bother him as he is too thrilled to be working with SRK. Shreyas also reveals that he has bagged a role which not many actors of his age get to play.

His mentor Nagesh Kukunoor has already cast him for his next flick Mumbai to Bangkok. Shreyas has also completed Prakash Jha’s Love Story, where he is paired opposite former Miss India Nikita Anand. It seems like the birthday boy has been showered with luck this year.

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