Designer Nikhil Mehra Set To Debut On The Big Screen In 'Fugly''

Marv D'Souza , 09 May 2014
Nikhil Mehra of Shantanu & Nikhil
Nikhil Mehra of Shantanu & Nikhil

Look what we have here! Designer Nikhil Mehra is making his on-screen Bollywood debut. Mehra, of the designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil, will be seen acting in the feature film, Fugly with his wife, Vidushi Mehra. How did his acting moment come about? Here’s the story!

Nikhil and Vidushi Mehra
Nikhil and Vidushi Mehra

Vidushi Mehra had an important part to play in Nikhil’s acting debut. She had to film an intimate scene for the film and wasn’t comfortable doing it with another actor. Director Kabir Sadanand then thought of another plan. “He (Kabir) asked me if my real husband would do the scene with me, without knowing who I was married to, until then”. says Vidushi. She described Nikhil’s acting debut as being “completely spontaneous” and was also surprised by his excitement on hearing the idea.

Nikhil and Vidushi Mehra
Nikhil and Vidushi Mehra

When asked if he would pursue acting on the side, Nikhil replies, “don’t think I have that kind of talent. I don’t see myself as an actor, unless it requires me to be who I am. To play someone else would be a very hard job for me and I don’t think I am cut out for it.”

Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra
Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra of Shantanu & Nikhil
Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra at LFW
Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra at LFW
Movie poster for Fugly
Movie poster for Fugly featuring Indian Olympic boxer, Vijender Singh

Nikhil isn’t the only non-actor making his debut in Fugly. Indian Olympic boxer, Vijender Singh will also be showing off his acting chops in a film for the first time! Cheers to Nikhil and Vijender on their big screen debut and we wish them all the very best. Will you be watching Fugly?

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