Indian Super-model Muzammil Ibrahim who will make his acting debut in Pooja Bhat’s Dhoka is pretty vocal when it comes to his dislike for his director ands is already making more foes than friends in the Industry. Here is a recent interview of the model turned actor.
What do you play in Dhokha?
I play a patriotic Indian Muslim in the film, who sends a message that patriotism is above religion.
You have had an attitude problem. To begin with, you shocked Mahesh Bhatt even before Dhoka began. You called him and said that your neighbors were beating you up because you are a Muslim. Isn't that true?
I don't remember if I called up Bhatt saab to tell him that it was happening because I was a Muslim. I might have told him in that tense moment.
But the fight had stemmed from the fact because your neighbours felt that you are uncourteous towards the women and the children in the building?
It was a family matter and things got out of control. So I had to get involved. It started with my mother and I had to get in. If I was uncourteous towards women and children, you think anybody would have spared me?
My arm was injured and my brother's throat was bleeding. Anyway, now I have shifted from that building. So, I guess, even that's over now.
Ashoke Pandit (director cum social activist) who had accompanied Bhatt calmed down the neighbours and asked them to file a police complaint instead of taking the law in their hands and beating you up?
I don't know.
Later, Pandit called up Pooja if she was sure that she wanted to work with Muzammil. When Pooja mentioned this to you, you complained to her that Pandit perhaps had some personal agenda against you?
Look, I don't know who is Ashoke Pandit and I don't know if he made any call to Pooja.
Then you had a showdown with Pooja on the sets? You were supposed to hold Tulip in a graceful and tender way. But you refused to follow Pooja's instructions?
I don't want to work with Pooja Bhatt again. Pooja is a very aggressive person and I had lot of problems with her. I expected more maturity from her in dealing with people. She should be clear and patient with youngsters.
Weren't you dating Om Shanti Om's leading lady Deepika Padukone?
That doesn't answer my question?
Well, we met during our early modelling days. Yes, Deepika and I were dating each other. But it is over now.
Why did you'll split?
I wouldn't like to talk about my past in detail.