In today’s day and time actor, Ronit Roy is considered as one of the finest actors of the industry. But the actor’s struggle to reach this point in his life was not without hiccups. Though his debut film, Jaan Tere Naam, released in 1992, was a silver jubilee hit, the actor was out of work for the next few months of his debut movie release. In an interview with Quint, he opened about how he was also under depression and had turned alcoholic in his life too.
In an interview with Quint, he said, “By that time I had gone through everything. I had no money for food. I had the depressive space, the alcoholic space.” Post which he also shared with the fear of not getting work in the industry, he had also signed all the work that came his way, but luck did not favour him, as some of these projects did not work at all, while some did not see the light of the day ever.
He said, “I don’t know what happened. I have a silver jubilee film that was not easy back then. Silver jubilee, golden jubilee, platinum jubilee, all these terms are unheard of today. But I didn’t have work despite giving a silver jubilee film. Out of panic, I started taking offers left, right, and centre. Some films didn’t work, some didn’t get made.”
Talking about how he made money in the lull phase of his life for around 4-5 years, by making guest appearances in TV shows. He said, “Those were troubled times. I used to earn Rs 2000-3000 per episode. Every three or four months I’d get an episode.” ALSO READ: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Opens Up On Being Depressed Due To Lack Of Work And Money: ‘Felt As If I Am Going To Die Soon’
Now a brilliant and praiseworthy star, when Ronit entered the industry he desired to be a star like Rajesh Khanna, but now over the period of time, prefers to be an actor. “Earlier I wanted to be a star. I used to see the massive fan following Rajesh Khanna had and I was mesmerised by that. But now I want to be an actor.”
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