By Faz Zia
Arfi Lamba made his debut in with Oscar winning international film ‘Slumdog millionaire’ and was later seen in movies like Fugly, Singh is Bling, Prague and German film GIFT etc. The actor is also the co-owner of Bombay Berlin Film Production which is an Indo- European film production house based in Mumbai.
Arfi’s upcoming project ‘Dial K for Kill’, a short spot, is directed by Santosh Sivan whose name needs no introduction. He is a brand for his work in the Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil industry.
When asked Arfi about his experience working with Santosh Sivan he said, “It is a privilege to shoot for Santosh Sir, I have loved his work ever since I saw Dil Se and I personally think Ashoka is one of the most underrated films of Hindi Cinema.
He rejected me at the onset saying he is too young and boyish for the part. I took it upon myself to grow my beard and change my look totally. With my fingers, hands, and toes crossed, I sent the look test to him and I still have his email that says, “Looks good. This works” and I was on.
He further added, “He did not say it to me directly, but everyone from the production/direction team or the ARRI cameras team will come and tell me that Santosh Sir is loving my work and I would just not believe it. Till last day. On the last day before leaving he said, “Good work, we will work again”. I was on cloud 9999.”
Arfi has completed two short film and a web series and is prepping for his next feature that his producers will announce soon.