has recently been essaying the role of Lord Krishna to perfection in a popular Hindi show called Dharmakshetra on Epic Channel.
Back after a game of squash, in a candid chat with me, he answers some of my questions-
Me: Have you always wanted to be an actor? What made you decide that you want to be an actor?
Gaurav: When I was a kid, I was fascinated by a lot of professions. One day I would want to be a bus
Me: You have been playing the role of Lord Krishna in a mythological drama series called Dharmakshetra. How has been your experience playing such an important character? What preparation did you have to do to play Lord Krishna?
Gaurav: See, the show is such that it is based in a situation where all the characters of Mahabharata try to put forth their view if they were alive today. So technically it's not a 'mythological' character that I am essaying but yes I did prepare for my role like I always do. I did a bit of research on the Mahabharata and read
Me: Whom do you consider as an inspiration when it comes to acting?
Gaurav: I have been fortunate enough to learn from Naseer sir (Veretan actor Naseeruddin Shah). He is my mentor and my first and foremost inspiration when it comes to acting. I have learnt a lot from him.
Another inspiration in terms of acting is obviously Bachchan Sir (Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan)
If you think in terms of business then definitely Shahrukh Khan!
In Hollywood it would be Dustin Hoffman.
Me: . Do share with us a favorite/funny memory from your film 'Tujhi Majhi Love story'
Gaurav: I really had a ball shooting that movie! We all had so much fun!
|Tujhi Majhi LoveStory|
Me: What kind of person are you on the sets?
Gaurav: I am usually a different person professionally and personally. I am usually serious at work though of course I do have my sense of dry humor.
Me: Any word of advice for those who wish to become actors?
Gaurav: Everyone study hard and don't become actors! Those who don't study become actors! (Laughs) Just kidding!
Me: Just for your fans-
Your favourite cuisine? Gaurav- Chinese without a doubt! I can eat Chinese cuisine anytime!
Your favourite Marathi movie? Gaurav- In terms of acting it is ' Pinjara' in terms of movie as a whole I like 'Duniyadari'.
Me: Any upcoming projects your fans should know about?
Gaurav: I have an upcoming movie calle 'Radio nights 6.06' with Kadambari Kadam. I also have a movie called 'Honeymoon' lined up and another untitled movie.
|Gaurav Ghatnekar and Kadambari Kadam|
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