Remember Darsheel Safar the ‘wonder kid’ who took the film buffs and the film critics alike by surprise with his mindboggling performance of a learning disability kid in Aamir Khan directed film TAARE ZAMEEN PAR (2007)?
Like Darsheel Safar, Harshaali Malhotra aka Munni from BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN has won the same laurels and is looked upon as the future star.
However the similarities between the two ‘star kids’ does not end hear. Like Darsheel Safar, who after the movie’s success had declared himself as the star of the movie and had began behaving like a star likewise reports have it that Harshaali’s parent have began showing tantrums of star.
According to reports the parents of Harshaali have declined the lucrative offer of Salman Khan’s next big movie PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO being produced by Sooraj Barjatya film citing the movie has a minor role.
Confirming the news Harshaali’s mother said, “Yes it is true I have opted out my daughter Harshaali from PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO because it was a very small role.”
She added, “After Harshaali playing the lead role in BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, I do not want my daughter to reduce to one of those kids who would end up playing the childhood roles. Instead I would want my daughter to do key roles in big banner movies.’
“Doing tit bits role will ruin her status. I won't let her just do a five-minute role playing someone's childhood character. It does not make any sense now," she quipped.
Like Harshaali’s mother same was the attitude of Darsheel Safar’s parents and the result was after TAARE ZAMEEN PAR he was not able to give any significant film and was compelled to quit film industry.
One wonders is Harshaali’s mother’s making the same mistake because it is a known fact that in Bollywood there is very little scope for child actors!