Actor Manasvi Vashist who is eassaying the character of Aryan Rai Singhania in Colors' TV show, Ishq Mein Marjawan 2, quit his corporate job to be an actor. In an exclusive conversation with us, the actor talks about his journey, fitness regime, rejections in the industry and the celebrity who has been his role model. Read on;
You always wanted to be a TV actor?
I had never planned to come on TV. It all just happened by chance, thanks to my Instagram profile and a little bit of serendipity.
Do you feel the journey as an actor was easy for you?
Not at all. I belonged to the corporate world and I had never learnt acting. Acting was an entirely different realm for me and it certainly didn't come that easy.
Rejections and delays often break one's confidence. Did you ever break down?
Fortunately, I haven't come across rejection yet. But I believe that rejection is inevitable in the entertainment industry and one shall brace oneself for the same.
Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 has been receiving a good response from the audiences. Will it help Manasvi to register himself in this television world?
Well, it surely has. I never imagined I'd get such recognition despite not playing the main lead. I have got some good offers both on TV and web, of late, but let's just say that I am waiting for the right one.
TV sets demand long hours from an actor. How do you take out time for yourself?
Well, I have just got accustomed to that lifestyle now. Such is the nature of work.
If not on set, where will we find Manasvi the most?
Home, without a doubt. When I am not shooting, I barely step out of my home. I can't afford to miss cooking myself a healthy meal, working out, and getting a good sleep.
What is your fitness regime?
I don't rely much on gyms. Rather, I rely on my diet. I've been a fitness enthusiast for quite a few years now and I've learnt that you don't need to hit the gym if your diet game is on point.
What is your first love acting or modelling?
Acting, I'd say. I had always dreamt of playing someone else in front of the camera and I still feel that thrill every time I am shooting.
Any one in the industry you look up to?
Hrithik Roshan. He is my role model.
Has your show helped you to get a new identity?
It surely has. The show has got me decent recognition and I am looking forward to doing a lead role soon. Fingers crossed!
Image source: Instagram/hrithikroshan/manasvivashist
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