Ruslaan Mumtaz Biography
Ruslaan Mumtaz is an Indian film actor working in Hindi Bollywood films. He is the son of actress Anjana Mumtaz. He made his acting debut in the romantic drama MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, which was a box office success, and earned him positive reviews. Film critic Taran Adarsh from indiaFM wrote, "Ruslaan does very well. Good-looking, camera-friendly and confident, he has the potential to be the new kid on the block."
Mumtaz was the original choice for the lead role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008) but was later dropped from the project, because the film's producer found "Ruslaan too good looking for the role" and replaced him with British Indian actor Dev Patel. The film went on to win four Golden Globe Awards and receive eight Academy Awards. Despite missing out on the opportunity to work with Boyle and established actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, he hopes to gain success in the forthcoming projects Tere Sang by Satish Kaushik and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai by Milap Zaveri.