Having completed a decade in the entertainment industry, Aditya Deshmukh feels he has become more mature as well as secure in the way he approaches work. The other thing that he has learned is to be humble and concentrate on his work and not the noise around it. The Ziddi Dil Maane Na actor shares his learning with those who are keen to be a part of this field of work. He feels aspiring actors should be aware of certain things before taking the plunge.
“I would say, keep working, without holding any expectations, and never give up on your dreams. Your visions in life will take time to get fulfilled. Ultimately they are your dreams. Achieving your dreams involves the involvement of the universe and a higher power. Instead of focusing on what you haven’t received, focus on the areas where you excel,” he says.
Addressing the discussion around having a plan B when one enters this unpredictable field of work, he adds,
“Remember, many people will tell you to have a Plan B. However, there is no such thing as Plan B, it is a myth. We are born with one plan, Plan A. We are born with one goal and one vision, which is our Plan A. If you have a Plan B in your mind, it means that your original vision and goals in life are now being surpassed by an alternative plan that holds no real significance. Personally, I do not believe in a backup plan. Of course, I completed my education, but I did it to gain knowledge about the outside world. Before entering the entertainment industry, pursue whatever you want to do first. Even if you enter the industry a little late, it’s perfectly fine. The industry has evolved, and you will have plenty of opportunities.”
He also stresses on the importance of completing one’s education before starting this new journey.
“Don’t give anyone a chance to say that you haven’t finished your education. Make your parents proud and proudly state that you have completed your education along with pursuing your passion. Education will always help you. For example, Shah Rukh Khan is a gold medalist in economics, so if he emphasises on the importance of education, then I believe it is vital. After education, pursue whatever you want. Lastly, never give up on your dreams. Whatever you have dreamt of, strive to achieve it and stay strong. Many people will try to bring you down, but remember one thing: listen to everyone’s opinion but follow your own. Many people will give you opinions on your acting and all, but remind them that you earned your role through auditions and hard work. They should not try to teach you,” he ends.