Their jour­ney from cam­era to ac­tion

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They may have started off their Bol­ly­wood jour­ney be­hind the cam­era, as as­sis­tant direc­tors (AD), but now they are on cam­era, fight­ing bad­dies and ro­manc­ing the ladies.

For ac­tors like Hrithik Roshan, Ran­bir Kapoor, Ran­veer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Sid­dharth Malhotra; and new­bies like Sooraj Pancholi, Omkar Kapoor and Sak­shi Khanna, the AD route has been their way to films.

An AD ex­pe­ri­ence helps young­sters test the wa­ters be­fore tak­ing the plunge.

“It was en­light­en­ing to work with San­jay (Leela Bhansali) LB sir as he has an ex­tremely beau­ti­ful vi­sion as a film­maker. With Farah (Khan) ma’am, I learnt the com­mer­cial as­pects of a film,” says Omkar, who made his act­ing de­but with Pyaar Ka Punch­nama 2.

Ran­bir too calls his days with Bhansali “very im­pact­ful.” He says: “I think that was the time that I switched from be­ing an aim­less slacker boy to some­body who wants to do some­thing in his life re­lat­ing to films.”

Be­ing on the sets helps one “understand the craft bet­ter” as that gives them hands-on prac­ti­cal knowl­edge. As Sid­dharth puts it: “I took up as­sist­ing to understand the tech­ni­cal­i­ties of film­mak­ing.”



from left: Ran­bir Kapoor,

Ran­veer Singh, Sooraj Pancholi and Omkar Kapoor

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