The Men In White, Abbas-Mustan, have seen Bollywood’s transition from masala movies in the ’90s to content-rich films in present times, as also the journey of newcomers, who are today’s superstars
Mustafa Burmawalla and Kajol
The Men In White, Abbas-Mustan, have seen Bollywood's transition from masala movies in the '90s to content-rich films in present times, as also the journey of newcomers, who are today's superstars. "People say actors are more prepared now. We don't entirely disregard that, but acting cannot be taught.
Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor are particular about their scenes and prepare a lot. Shah Rukh [Khan] is natural. He could be laughing and playing chess, but once the camera starts rolling, he changes his demeanour. Kareena [Kapoor Khan] would joke around before a serious scene, but once in front of the camera, she delivers what's needed," says Mustan Burmawalla. Abbas Burmawalla feels his son Mustafa's preparedness is no less than that of any star. Mustafa will be launched in the director duo's upcoming project, Machine.
"Twenty-year-olds haven't changed one bit over the years. Mustafa is like Kajol in exuberance and attitude. But his confidence on set would take us by surprise. He would learn dialogues in advance and give us variations for each scene. That is what makes a star. That is how Akshay and SRK have come so far. We didn't offer him the film because he is our son; we made him practice and tested his potential before launching him," he says.