Gun­jan Utreja al­ways wanted to en­ter­tain peo­ple

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Yashika Mathur

Tele­vi­sion ac­tor and an­chor Gun­jan Utreja had al­ways dreamt of mak­ing it big in the world of show­biz and he is glad that his jour­ney from Chandigarh to Mum­bai has paid off well.

“When I started my jour­ney, all I wanted to do was to be on stage or in front of the cam­era. I wanted to en­ter­tain, and do some­thing that is loved by peo­ple. I am blessed to be able to turn my dreams into a re­al­ity, and to be able to do this ev­ery sin­gle day,” says Gun­jan, who has been part of shows such as Cha­jje Cha­jje Ka Pyaar and Mad­hubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.

Talk­ing about how he pol­ished his act­ing skills, he says, “I com­pleted my Masters in dra­mat­ics from de­part­ment of In­dian theatre at Pun­jab Univer­sity. This served as a solid train­ing ground to be­gin with, and helped me im­prove my dic­tion im­mensely.” He adds, “Learn­ing dia­logues was never dif­fi­cult for me. I read a lot — both in Hindi and English — and this helped me gain com­mand over the lan­guage.”

The ac­tor has hosted sev­eral re­al­ity shows as well.“I have been busy host­ing shows on TV. I love to host tal­ent-based re­al­ity shows. There is so much of un­pre­dictabil­ity in this for­mat. It also gives me an op­por­tu­nity to add my flavour in the show,” says Gun­jan.

Is there any­one who he looks up to? “Shah Rukh Khan! His life is an in­spi­ra­tion. Peo­ple can learn from him, de­spite their back­ground and industry,” he says.

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