View : 5473Posted on: 24 August 2009 at 12:00am
Well guys, today I would like to share my little small journey with all you lovely people out there. It just takes me into the whole flashback thingi with all those memorable experiences and situations which has made me what I am!
I was born & brought up in Ajmer. I was a super naughty and mischievous
kid. I would bully other kids & boss over them. The number of pranks I have
played are too many & the count is still on... ask my co-stars! I studied
from class 8 onwards in Pune & did my engineering from there as well. In
fact even my modeling phase started from Pune. I took part in an inter-college
festival & was spotted as a potential while wlaking the ramp. Thus, Grasim
happened for me!
I was groomed & trained for the runway. It proved lucky
for me & I won three titles besides runner up- Most photogenic, Best smile
& Best dressed male. It had never happened before in Grasim's history so it
was quite an achievement. Then I obviously came to the city of dreams - Mumbai.
I still pursued my engineering back in Pune & travelled back & forth daily to balance my studying & modeling. Those were crucial and struggling days where I would have to shell out at least 100Rs. a day for travelling etc. My pocket was not very sufficient then, & the train journeys were tiresome. Engineering being a demanding line to study was becoming tougher, with the nonstop submissions, assignments, journal work, tests, finals etc. Somehow, I managed giving my all to both by juggling them & after modeling in Mumbai, I went to Turkey. I was based there for a year, doing international brands. After that, I came back to Mumbai where Balaji happened for me, starting with 'Kahin Kisi Roz'. Then followed 'Kahin To Hoga', 'Kehna Hai Kuch Mujhko', all thanks to Ekta!
A few more came up and at the moment; I'm having a wonderful time with 'Hum
Dono Hai Alag Alag'. Talking about
Hum Dono Hain Alag Alag, every single day on the sets is a delight & great
fun. Something bizarre that I'm unconsciously doing is, is boosting the chewing
gum sales! As funny & strange as it sounds, it is a fact! Every time I'm
about to do a shot with any of my co-stars, the others pop a gum into their
mouth before we start! I ignored it for a while, but later realized it is
because they all think I'm very particular & picky when it comes to breath.
They are under the impression that I need my co-star to have a fresh breath.
Which obviously would be great but I'm not fussy about it! My ex co-star Kadambari,
who is extremely professional & inspirational, would use mouthwash &
Listerine & floss & all kinds of dental-care hygiene after every meal.
Also, I don't eat onions, garlic etc on sets to avoid bad breath &
any form of discomfort for my colleagues when shooting. So keeping these two
things in mind, our entire cast & crew had the idea that I'm a fanatic for
fresh breath! It's a funny misconception. But as long as I'm helping two
industries, television & chewing gum simultaneously, I'm happy
As far as the future goes, I am not a very calculative, sketched out person where I have my future figured out. But I am a dreamer & I dream large & big & King-size! Fingers crossed, I hope to progress into films some day. I am meeting people & doing my bit to get it sorted so hopefully, Bollywood will welcome me soon too.
Anyways guys, thank you so much for all the love and adulation you have given us. It feels really different and amazing blogging here to all you guys. It's my first ever blog and I am really looking to forward to all your comments and views, so keep posting!
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