Remember the kid who played Rani Mukerji’s son in Ta Ra Rum Pum? This is what he looks like now

The 2007 Bollywood release Ta Ra Rum Pum struck all the right chords with the audience upon release. Besides the captivating storyline, the emotional plot and excellent acting by the lead actors Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan received rave reviews from cinema enthusiasts. One notable performance that stood out came from the child artist who portrayed Ranveer, the son of the film’s lead couple.

Ali Haji, who played the child artist in the Siddharth Anand directorial, has undergone a remarkable transformation since the film released seventeen years ago. The actor who captivated many with his unforgettable performance in Ta Ra Rum Pum made his acting debut in 2006 with the film Family. Soon after, he shared screen space with Aamir Khan and Kajol in Fanaa. His portrayal of Rehan Qadri Jr. was appreciated by many.

After the release of Fanaa, the star once again impressed his fans with his adorable and smart portrayal of Lara Dutta’s son in David Dhawan’s rom-com Partner. The film also starred Govinda, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. It was the same year he won hearts with his role in Ta Ra Rum Pum.

As he reached the peak of success, he continued to receive critical acclaim for his performance in films like Abhishek Bachchan starrer Drona, Shahid Kapoor’s Paathshaala, Right Yaaa Wrong and Super 30, among others. However, it was the 2018 film Noblemen for which he was honored with the Best Child Actor Award at the New York Indian Film Festival.

Ali Haji is now a grown man. The then young star is now an acclaimed writer and filmmaker. In recent years he has written and directed many short films, including Bombay Glitz, Naina Da Kya Kasoor and #JusticeForGoodContent. In addition, he also donned a director’s hat for a few music videos, most of which were bankrolled by Mika Singh. Moreover, his list of 19.4k followers also includes celebrities like Ibrahim Ali Khan and Mika Singh. Moreover, he shares a warm bond with Darsheel Safary and others.

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    first print: May 14, 2024 1:37 PM IST