Bollywood actor Mohit Madaan, who made his Bollywood debut with Love Exchange (2015) playing the lead role of Siddharth Sathe believes that exploration of different subjects is a good sign for Bollywood and that he is open to all kinds of genres in future. Moreover, the B-Town star is many a times credited as Mohit Madan.
He is all set to hit the theaters with Anant Mahadevans’s ‘Aksar 2’, sharing the screen space with the ‘Ready’ fame Zareen Khan. The B-Town guy is also working with Hrishitaa Bhatt.
Jaideep Pandey in conversation with the actor on his acting journey and the kind of work he is looking forward to do:
- What are the most challenging aspects of being an actor.
I think everyday brings a new challenge in an actor’s life, where you need to be able to face and overcome them. It’s a tiring process which can be resolved with continuously practicing your craft, improving your skills and keeping a ‘never give up’ positive attitude.
- You will also be seen with Hrishitaa Bhatt in the lead role?
Yes, I am doing a film with her which is a love story. It features the story of a man coming to the terms with dealing with his wife, who suffers from split personality disorder. I play the husband who has an unconditional love for his wife. The film shows the trials and tribulations of the husband who fights to seek her acceptance.The title of the film is yet to be announced.
- Tell us about your character in “Aksar 2”.
Mine is a pivotal role whose motive, like other equally important characters, is to make easy money by hook or by crook.
- Where do you find Anant Mahadevan as a director?
I think before being a director he is a good person who understands people. His filmmaking abilities are showcased by his experience. He understands his actors and gets the performances he wants from them. He likes directing films of various genres.
- How was the experience of sharing the screen-space with Zareen Khan and Gautam Rode? Did it make you nervous?
I think Zareen is a very comfortable person to work with. She is very supportive and a good actor herself. I remember between scenes we used to maintain our sense of humor and crack jokes to keep the mood lighter on set.It felt good working with my co actors. It never made me feel nervous. It’s about making yourself feel comfortable and learning from others experiences
- Would you ever court controversies to remain in news?
Does one have to? (laughs…) or Bollywood has always been notoriously political. I wouldn’t typically lean towards the left side of things. If you continue to do good work, news will always be by your side.
- Bollywood is slowly evolving and exploring different subjects. Any plans of doing a horror, considering the fact that it’s one of the least covered subject in Bollywood.
I think it is a good sign that Bollywood is slowly evolving and exploring different subjects. I have recently signed a film which has some horror elements in it. I am open to all genres even if it doesn’t exist yet, as long as its art in the making. I’d love to do other genres as well. The first most important thing for me is that the script should be good.
- As an outsider, do you feel that industry is unfair to outsiders?
I think life is rough at times, you just have to handle it positively. Maintaining a positive and calm attitude is much needed. It’s all about patience.
- How important do you think fashion is as a medium of expressing oneself?
I think fashion, in any form should be used to express your individuality. Personality is only minutia when it comes to clothing. Mood is a much stronger predictor. You can dress up in a million different ways and create the belief of having a more certain trait. Whatever that might be.
- The Best Thing about B-Town.
It’s completely unpredictable.
- So, after Aksar squeal what’s next on the map. You will also be seen with Hrishitaa Bhatt in the lead role?
I’m in talks with directors and producers.There should be a couple of surprise announcements sometime soon, whenever that may be.