Shah Rukh Khan
Debutant actor Mustafa admires the energy displayed by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan while doing a film.
"I like Shah Rukh Khan as the kind of energy that he brings in for a film is amazing," said Mustafa, son of film director Abbas.
Mustafa, on a lighter note, said he was quite scared of actor Arbaaz Khan, who played a negative role in "Daraar", co-directed by his father.
Mustafa is making his acting debut with "Machine" helmed by Abbas-Mustan.
"When I was assisting them (Abbas-Mustan) we were working on the script (of "Machine") and I really liked it. I wanted to do it. But I couldn't say so to them," he said.
However, he was the only actor to have been auditioned for the film by the director duo, who are known for their thrillers like "Baazigar", "Ajnabee", "Race", among others.
"I was pleasantly shocked. I was called in the office, I enacted the scenes and in between I was told I am doing the film. I liked the script... it's a challenging role," Mustafa said.
The romantic thriller also features Kiara Advani, who recently had a successful outing with Sushant Singh Rajput in "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story".
"Doing action was difficult. Abbas-Mustan usually give equally good role to their heroes and heroines. It was exciting. I always wanted to be an Abbas-Mustan heroine," she said.