Newcomer Ruslaan Mumtaz will be soon seen Christopher Miles‘ (of The Priest of Love on DH Lawrence fame) next biopic venture, The Last Pharaoh, based on the last Egyptian Pharaoh, (King Farouk). Supposedly, Keira Knightley might play his love interest in the film.
It’s amazing that he’ll be working in an international project after being just one movie old. His only movie ‘MP3‘ was a hit and Ruslaan immediately became the next chocolate boy. So, how does he feels like playing the great Egyptian king?
Ruslaan claims, “I do resemble the King Farouk a lot but it’s a huge responsibility on me as an actor.”
He goes on to add, “I am excited but at the same time pretty apprehensive about the delivering my dialogues in the Brit accent. Christopher has flooded me with tapes and pictures so that I can work on my accent. However, the kind of confidence Christopher has shown on me, I feel things will eventually fall in place.”
The story revolves around the last King of Egypt during World War II. “The film will highlight the lifestyle of King Farouk. And about his courage and wisdom at the age of 23 on the war front.”
Ruslaan is the son of Bollywood’s Anjana Mumtaz, who plays the role of a mother in movies and serials. She featured as Shilpa Shetty’s mother in Dhadkan.
He has done modeling and theatre for three years. He’s also trained under famous choreographer Shiamak Dawar for six months.
He recently has also signed a film with writer turned director, Milap Zaveri titled Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai and has Satish Kaushik’s Tere Sang slated to release this year.