The film which started shooting last week has Ruslaan paired with tv actress Kulraj Randhawa. But it's Tanay (Rajan Damodaran in Taare Zameen Par) who shares most playing-time with Ruslaan in Mastang Mama. And the boy is giving Ruslaan a run for his money.
Laments Ruslaan, "The boy is so sharp. At that age, I was a complete dullard. Even now he gets the better of me [an error occurred while processing this directive]constantly. The boy is ten years my junior. But he seems to know so much about everything from the sensex to mobile technology to camera angles. I don't think I stand a chance with Tanay," jokes Ruslaan.
The twosome has been bonding for the whole of last month through acting workshops while Ruslaan has been confined at home because of a torn ligament. "In a way my injury proved a blessing for this film because I got a chance to rehearse. So there is a comfort level between me and Tanay the start. There're so many films on male bonding being made. The actors need to get used to occupying a common space," observes Ruslaan. "And although he tends to get the better of me, I really enjoy bonding with Tanay especially because I'm an only child. I only wanted a kid brother."