Rahul Bose’s relief measures

Thursday, 16 September 2010 - 11:44am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Amidst a lot of running around, actor Rahul Bose lets us in on what is keeping him busy these days.

The actor is just back from a grueling fortnight of battling it out in a reality show and is already up on his feet visiting places and attending press conferences. Shortly after Aamir Khan visited the flood hit Himalayan region, Rahul Bose made a trip to Leh as the brand ambassador of Oxfam India to oversee relief work being carried out.

“I am the global ambassador for Oxfam and they wanted to show me the work they have been doing. I was there to see and suggest additional measures for the relief work being carried out. I visited two relief camps and the epicenter of the tragedy along with visiting a village on the outskirts of Leh,” the actor shares.

He is also excited about going to New York for the worldwide premiere of Onir’s I Am in which he plays the lead role in one of the stories. “Working in I Am has been a phenomenal experience and I am quite happy with the way the film has shaped up. I play a homosexual and the story is about love and homosexuality,” the actor says.

Another film Rahul is looking forward to is Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children. The actor clears the air about speculations doing the rounds. “I am definitely doing Deepa’s film and I will start working on it shortly.” He also narrates an interesting anecdote.

“Fifteen years ago I was supposed to play the lead role in a five part mini-series of Midnight Children but it got shelved due to various reasons. When Deepa narrated the script to me after so many years, it was like walking down memory lane.”

He also adds that though the role offered to him is not that of Saleem Sinai’s from the book, he is playing another very significant role. “Had the role been insignificant I would not have taken it up.

I really liked the role and I am looking forward to start filming soon.” He also has Vipul Shah’s Kuch Love Jaisa up for release.

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