Mumbai: "Bangistan" duo Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat had earlier claimed that there is no bromance between them in the film, but in real life, there is a strong bond between them, with Pulkit saying that he's happy to find an elder brother in Riteish.
"He has been a great support throughout the film. Before meeting him I was really nervous. He has a brilliant comic timing and sense of humour. I was unsure how do I start talking to him since he is senior. We hadn't met before," said Pulkit at a film promotional event to queries how Riteish constantly kept pulling his leg.
They met for the first time in Hyderabad where Riteish and Salman Khan were shooting for the Marathi film "Lai Bhari". But both joked that their respective "hi" were ignored by the other. Pulkit said that Riteish had started pulling his leg since that day.
On a serious note, he said: "I learnt a lot from him over the course of the film. I consider myself lucky to have got the opportunity to work with him at such an early stage of my career, especially in a film like 'Bangistan' which is a satirical film.
"There is a certain kind of approach that he has towards his work and I've stolen minute aspects from that. I think our relationship and our bond goes beyond sets and I'm very happy to find an elder brother in him."
In the film, Pulkit and Riteish are playing characters belonging to different religions and disguising themselves as persons from other person's religion. The film, directed by Karan Anshuman, also stars Jacqueline Fernandez.