Child Artists, they always amuse me. Always make me wonder how these little fellows perform to instructions, project emotions they may never feel in real life. Last year we saw Sautela Bhai (1962), thanks to film collector Surjit Singh, a simple story of two step brothers. We could not help but notice the child who played young Guru Dutt in the film. He exuded a certain calmness and gave an effortless restrained performance.

His facial features indicated that he was most likely related to the well-known child stars of their times, the Irani sisters – Daisy and Honey. We scanned through the opening credits and found the name, Sarosh Irani (सरोश ईरानी). Continue reading