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1) Tell us your story. How did acting come into your life?
My mother was a classical dance teacher. I performed in a lot of stage-shows when I was a child. So the eagerness to perform was always there, but studies and football forced stage performances to a back seat.
Back in 2012, I started modeling while working as an engineer in a company. It was just something I wanted to pursue as a hobby. One day I got a call from a director for an ad film, the director offered me a role in his next film. It was while shooting my first film I fell in love with the three magical words…lights, camera, action.
2) What is your favorite cast bonding moment during the filming of It’s Complicated?
I seldom speak with anyone in the sets. I don’t know whether it’s right or not, but that’s how I am. There was one moment though when I was crying profusely and I remember my friends come back to comfort me after the shot was over. It took me a while to control myself. We were all friends and that is where it showed the most what it was like to be there for one another.
3) What is your biggest aspiration with your career and with life?
Life, in the end, is nothing but a sum of good and bad memories. I guess I would like to have more number of good ones than bad.
Career-wise I would like to keep improving, in my craft whether it’s in front of the camera or behind it. It is simple yet the most challenging aspect to aspire for, not being complacent, and laid back at any pointing time.
4) If you could meet your biggest inspiration, who would it be, and why?
Sachin Tendulkar any day. Tenacity, discipline, talent, hard work, you name it. Never bragged, never replied to any loose talks on him. Always let his bat do the talking for him. Man of few words who offered a lot in actions.
5) How do you get into character? What is your acting process?
Wow…An elaborate insight into the process might take up pages. In a nutshell, it involves a step by step process of creating a relevant back story which helps me in creating an interesting character underlining the dos and donts. This helps me in making every aspect of the character very logical, honest, and organic. But there are places and projects in which this process might not be appreciated, then the ‘truthful lies’ help you in shaping up the character.
6) What are you most excited about in this upcoming year with your acting?
There are a lot of interesting projects which will start taking shape once this pandemic is over. I am eagerly waiting for that.
7) Favorite food & why?
Anything with berries on it. I might have been a bear in my previous birth.
8) Any advice for aspiring actors? What inspiration do you have for them?
All aspiring actors are my colleagues. So instead of giving advice, I would ask them to never stop aspiring. If someone feels like he or she has given his best performance, one should aspire for something which is better than the best. One last thing, never give up on your dreams, one life…one chance.
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