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.
The short film ‘Dial k for Kill’ weaves murder, betrayal and love into a story. Santosh Sivan had also directed ‘Ashoka’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. 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 Asoka 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 films and a web series and is preparing for his next feature that his producers will announce soon.