How Sourabh Raaj got a break on tele­vi­sion

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Be­lieve it or not, act­ing was not on ac­tor Sourabh Raaj’ Jain’s mind, ever. The 31-year-old, who rose to fame with his por­trayal of Lord Kr­ishna in the pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion show Devon Ke Dev Ma­hadev, says he got into the pro­fes­sion by chance.

Here’s how it hap­pened: “My col­lege friend and I would com­mute to­gether as we lived close by. He also hap­pened to be a model. Once, I ac­com­pa­nied him for one of his au­di­tions at this ho­tel in Delhi, and he was inside the room, while I waited out­side. There, Sr­ishti (Arya; pro­ducer) saw me and asked me to au­di­tion. I had no idea of what it was like, but out of ex­cite­ment, I said yes. Two months later, I got a call that I’ve got se­lected and that’s how I came to Mumbai for Remix (tele­vi­sion show; 2004 to 2006),” says the ac­tor, who is work­ing in a mythological show on TV.

Sourabh thought it was go­ing to be a breeze but was in for a sur­prise. “Though I gave my au­di­tion com­fort­ably, as I was tak­ing it as a joke, when I came to Mumbai and started shoot­ing, I found it chal­leng­ing. I can never for­get how dif­fi­cult all of it was for me. There were times when my hands used to shake in front of the cam­era,” says the ac­tor, who has been part of shows such as Ma­hab­harat, Parichay and Jai Shri Kr­ishna.

Sr­ishti (Arya; pro­ducer) saw me and asked me to au­di­tion. I had no idea of what it was like, but out of ex­cite­ment, I said yes SOURABH JAIN, AC­TOR

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