Suraj Sharma grabbed attention with his acting in his debut film Life of Pi. In an interview with Lachmi Deb Roy, he talks about his latest film The Illegal and expresses his desire to do a song-and-dance Bollywood flick.
‘The Illegal’: Director Danish Renzu came to me with the script about a young boy who goes to the US to follow his dreams of film-making and faces all the typical struggles. I connected with the character that I play because our stories are quite similar. The protagonist, Hassan, is also from Delhi and comes to the US to attend film school. The story is very personal, emotional and important because it is a perspective not many people realise. There is an assumption among us that if somebody has gone to the US he is probably doing well. But it is mostly not the case. I spoke to Danish and his life story too was very interesting...the way he narrated the story of The Illegal was absolutely touching.