I’m still here: Dino Morea

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Medha Shri Dahiya medha. dahiya@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

The film in­dus­try is an im­pa­tient place. Once out of sight is out of mind, mostly. How­ever, ac­tor

Dino Morea (right) says he’ll change the trend, and he is wait­ing for the right op­por­tu­nity to prove his point. “I am still here, meet­ing peo­ple, dis­cussing films, look­ing for a script. I haven’t dis­ap­peared. I am very much around,” says the 39-year-old.

While he is busy with the “en­tre­pre­neur­ial side of life”, which inl­cudes his fit­ness ven­ture and a web­site that helps peo­ple get prasad from their favourite tem­ples and more, he says his heart is in act­ing. But there are a few prob­lems that he is fac­ing. “My heart is in act­ing. But in the in­dus­try, you are only as good as your last Fri­day. You have to fight the mis­con­cep­tion that if you aren’t seen in films for some time, you aren’t in­ter­ested. Peo­ple also start think­ing that ‘prob­a­bly no­body wants him, so we won’t take him ei­ther’. But I am here and I will wow the au­di­ence,” says the Raaz ac­tor. And there’s more that one has to deal with, says he. “Peo­ple are ready to write you off and no one knows how one is strug­gling to hang on. It does af­fect morale,” says Dino.

But he doesn’t let it dampen his spirit. In fact, he has been util­is­ing this time to pre­pare him­self for the right op­por­tu­nity when it strikes.

“I’ve been work­ing hard. I even at­tended an act­ing work­shop in Delhi, I’ve been work­ing with an act­ing coach and meet­ing peo­ple, look­ing for a script and a role, in which I will be able to wow peo­ple. And then, in the cast­ing scene, a lot of im­por-

My heart is in act­ing, I love it. But in the in­dus­try, you are only as good as your last Fri­day Peo­ple also start think­ing that ‘prob­a­bly no­body wants him, so we won’t take him ei­ther’

-Dino Morea, ac­tor

tance is be­ing given to the right fit. So, I am pre­par­ing my­self for the day when it ar­rives, I am equip­ping my ar­se­nal,” he smiles.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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