Rahul Dev bags ‘Mubarakan’ after Salman Khan recomends him


Former model-turned Bollywood actor Rahul Dev, who was a contestant of the popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss 10’ which ended recently, has bagged a role in Anees Bazmee’s directorial ‘Mubarakan’. The makers of the Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor starrer signed Rahul for the film after ‘Bigg Boss’ host superstar Salman Khan recommended his name to them.

Rahul’s stint in the controversial reality show proved good for him as it has given a boost to his career. The actor will also be seen in an upcoming television show ‘Dil Bole Oberoi’, which is a spin-off of Star Plus’ show ‘Ishqbaaz’. He will play a negative role in the show.

“God has been kind. I was sceptical about doing ‘Bigg Boss’ but it was good, the show’s host supported me, he said on national TV that we should work together in the future. I have got ‘Mubarakan’, after he put in a word about me to the makers. I will soon be off to London to shoot for the film. It is a beautiful role. Also, I am doing my first fiction show. So, things are looking up for me. I am very excited,” Rahul told The Indian Express.  

‘Mubarakan’ is a romantic comedy, wherein the real-life uncle-nephew duo will enact their relation on-screen as well. Arjun will essay a double role as Karanveer Singh and Charanveer Singhin the comedy flick. The film also stars Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty, and is scheduled for release on July 28.  

Rahul hasn’t been seen much on the big screen lately. He made a brief appearance in John Abraham and Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Dishoom’ and before that appeared in Sunny Leone’s ‘Ek Paheli Leela’. He also participated in reality show ‘Power Couple’ with his partner and fellow-model-actress Mugdha Godse.