unless you’re playing Mona Darling?
I am not hot or promiscuous enough for the director Shashi
to cast me as Mona. On a serious note, the film is bigger then the actor. I have believed that a good script is the biggest hero there can be. And we as actors can bring them to life. Mona
arling was offered to me in 2011 as an actor & was supposed to be my 2nd film after LSD. But for different reasons it didnt get made but I have believed in it since the first narration by Shashi Sudigala in 2011. And I wanted this script to come to life before anyone else made a film on this theme of Social Media. Also, Wiki Pedia as a character really attracted me as an actor as he’s an anti-social geek who looks at life as a game. I’m a bit of a geek in real & wanted to explore Wiki. I may produce something tomorrow which doesn’t even have me in the cast if the script excites me.
s been 15 years already – I was an intern AD on the sets of TereNaam as a teen. Every minute spent on a film set since has made me a better Actor. I feel the struggle always continues, just the levels keep changing. You just need to stay in the game. I just dont give up. And thats all there is to me.
I haven’t faced anything major because I’m a Bihari but yes mild jabs from certain quarters do come & I ignore them. Its the world we live in & ignorance is bliss sometimes. Your work over the years has spoken & at the end of the day thats all that will matter. In fact, now that I’ve turned producer, a lot of people compliment my enterprising skills because I’m a Bihari. So it works both ways & I like to look at the positive side more. But lets just say “producing mona has taken a Bihari Ka Dimaag & a Miyan Bhai ki daring.”
cious break from stage except Jhumroo. I have faced this opinion that I look like a bacha so hopefully I look grown up enough now at 30 to do more work. I’m a trained dancer, martial artist & I have been showcasing those skills on stage, hopefully I bring them on screen soon. And now that I have begun Producing, I will aim to do one film under First Ray Films every year. The World’s a stage! And I’m grateful to all the people who have supported me.