Armaan Khera is all praise for his Taish director Bejoy Nambiar

Khera not only plays an important role of Harshwardhan Rane's brother in the film but also has written a song for the project.

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Bejoy Nambiar's multi-starrer film Taish (2020) has been receiving positive reviews from audience and critics alike. Armaan Khera, who played the role of Harshvardhan Rane's brother, Jassi Brar, is also being appreciated for his performance. The actor not only played a role in the film but also sung a track that he wrote specifically for the project.

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Talking about how he bagged the role of Jassi Brar, Khera said, "I've known casting director Karan Mally since Nalini Ratnam referred me to him a few years ago after casting me as Vidhaan in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Everest. Karan didn’t have much work for me at the time but he consistently kept me in the loop, even while I was in Los Angeles working on other projects. I decided to see him when I flew back to Mumbai and he happened to have another audition on the table. I couldn’t resist. Who can? And that's how I bagged the role of Jassi."

Khera also revealed that he had no idea that Taish would feature an ensemble cast and only knew that Rane and Saurabh Sachdeva were part of the project. "I was fairly caught up in the excitement of working on a mainstream Bollywood [commercial Hindi cinema] project and I wasn’t paying attention to much else. All I knew was Taish is to be directed by Bejoy Nambiar. That was enough," said Khera.

Talking about the song he wrote for the film, he said, "‘All I See Is the Light’ was written two nights before the official release of the Taish soundtrack. Bejoy Sir called me and asked if I could write and record some lyrics to the reprise and I couldn’t refuse. If Bejoy Sir asks you to jump off a cliff, you jump and make it look sexy. The ambience and Preeti Pillai’s remarkable voice was as such. It really set the tone for the song. I just recited the poem that first came to mind when I heard it. It makes me happy to know that everyone’s been enjoying the songs of the album.

Taish stars Kriti Kharbanda, Jim Sarbh, Pulkit Samrat, Rane and Sanjeeda Sheikh. The film was released on Zee5 as a feature film and six-part series on 29 October.

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