Two things one must possess to achieve success in the entertainment industry?
} Hard Work
Two things that impact your achievements?
Two things which inspired you to become an actor?
} My fondness towards cinema.
} I chose to enter a medium which can impact many.
Two challenges you faced to be recognized in the entertainment industry during your initial journey?
} On the contrary, I was lucky enough to get recognised by late satish kaushik for my first project to play Shri devi mam’s brother in law character, unfortunately boney ji finalised some other actor at the same time in another city and I had to step back. But then I knew I am “THE FORTUNATE ONE”. Truly I didnt face much difficulty in getting good offers. With in few months in Mumbai I was the main lead for a daily soap”sapne sajan ke”.
} Every one learns with the time and gets matured. So did I. Good thing was that my family always supported my decesion to choose this field, so even sustaining in Mumbai was never an issue.
Two most challenging years of your professional career?
} Year 2005 to year 2008 when I played the main lead for 3 serials simuntaniously and worked in 3 shifts a day. For an actor it is a blessing. I enjoyed the most as work is my passion.
} Year 2017 when I prepped for a character for Ayushmaan bhava. The story idea was taken from a turkish show names ezel, who was a worldwide hit and I was getting considered for a character named sudheer, which was named chengiz in original series. I prepped for almost 5 months for the same , gave more than 40 look tests for that character.
Two things you always focus on while playing your characters?
} I do and I even insist to other co actors for this one – to always remember the dialogues thoroughly before reaching the set. It helps enhancing the performance as on set performance becomes the main focus. All my co actors and colleagues know this skill of mine that I never forget my dialogues. Even if today you ask me my day one audition script or any shows dialogues I know them by heart.
} Tuning with co actors in also very important. To get a good scene out, all characters should perform well and for that even a co actor plays a big role. I always give that space of performance to my co-actors. It is never “ME” performing it is always” WE” performing untill it is a solo sequence.
Two of your favorite daily soaps?
Those where I performed –
} Jayen kahan,
} Ayushmaan bhawa,
Daily soaps where I am not performing but I like them –
} B.R.Chopra’s Mahabharat
} Bhabhi Ji ghar per hain
Two attractions of your film “Jeeva?”
} I am bound in contract not to speak about the project other wise I would have told so many. It is an out of the world subject. Extremely beautiful and sensitive storyline.
Two of your most challenging characters in TV Shows?
} Sudheer in ayushman bhava was most challenging. In one of the sequence of the show I had to be under the soil till my neck…one full day I was buried in mud in hot summer sun. All I could have was drink some liquid through straw for the whole day.
} Jayein kahaan was a show which was aired on doordarshan work had to be churn out faster as shift was getting over. Show had all senior actors and I was a new comer. I accepted the chellange and as I told you I can remember all my scripts, I did a 6 pager scene in one take. This was one of many such incidents. And the whole crew clapped for me. It is memorable.
Two suggestions for upcoming actors, to be recognized in the entertainment industry?
} Never ever give up. Focus on your looks but use your brains also. Dont just blindly keep getting ready and simply go for auditions. Think, where why and how and then action the process.
} Learn your skill well, not only of acting but even of having strong will power and patience. Sustaining is most important.
Two decisions of your life you never regret?
} That even after completing my Masters in business administration I chose to follow my passion, and entered entertainment industry.
} That I never compromised with my ethics and worked very honestly.
Two of your top priorities in your professional career?
} I want to travel across the world and shoot a series on ancient world.
} Even if it takes time and I end up doing less work but I want to act in meaningful cinema.
Two things you like the most in Bollywood?
} The fame and brightness of Bollywood attracts me a lot.
} I like the truthfulness and passion towards work in bollywood. To make a film is a task to do, equal task from any other field.
Two things that misprize you in Bollywood?
} Nothing misprizes me…I am the best version of myself.
I firmly believes “what is mine will come to me”.
Two cine personalities who inspire you the most?
} Kishor kumar, a miracle man of world cinema.
} Mr. B R chopra. Very sensitive and sensible director.
Two things about people that annoy you?
} Being unprofessional. Not living upto commitment.
Speaking without knowledge.Not listening to the person with proper knowledge.
Two people to whom you wish to show gratitude for what you have today?
} Anuradha sarin ji
} Aruna sangal ji, a great human being core in the heart.
Two proud moments of your life?
} When i got my first break in daily soap “ sapne sajan kay “ 2005,
} When I bought a farm House and planted 500 trees all over there.:)
Two of your favorite quotes?
} Never ever give up,
} Live life king size,
Two most satisfying moments of your life?
} I was supposed to be shifted to another school from St Joseph school Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and my heart was broken into pieces becuase of that. But it was a miracle for me that my parents again got me admitted to the same school And I still remember the moment when I was entering back into ST Josephs, as if a child is going back into mothers arms. Every moment is freezed in a slow motion in my mind till today. The walls, the play ground, each and every thing of that school I was in love with. even today when I think about it I feel nostalgic.
} When I went to my home town sagar, Madhya Pradesh in 2015, 15 years after we shifted from there. My Golden Memories.
Two of the inspiring quotes you like the most?
} Not many know that I have read Puran books, along with mahabharat, ramayan, and geeta.
} Quotes from Bhagwat Geeta attracts me the most.
My most favourite ones are – “ यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारतः । अभ्युत्थानम अधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ।। परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् । धर्मसंस्थापन आर्थाय सम्भवामि युगे यगे ।। “
and Tulsi Das ji’s “होइहि सोइ जो राम रचि राखा। को करि तर्क बढ़ावै साखा॥” from Ram Charit Manas.
Two of your upcoming projects?
} film Jeeva.
} My travel show on ancient World.
Two things you practice for fitness and inner piece?