‘Was writ­ten off from bol­ly­wood’

Ac­tor Ro­hit Roy says win­ning the Dadasa­heb Phalke Award has re­in­stated his po­si­tion in the in­dus­try

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Ac­tor Ro­hit Roy (right), who re­cently won the award for the Best Neg­a­tive Role at the Dadasa­heb Phalke Ex­cel­lence Awards 2017 for his role in Kaa­bil, says life wasn’t hunky dory be­fore the film came his way and he was los­ing im­por­tance in Bol­ly­wood.

“This award for Kaa­bil means a lot to me be­cause I had been al­most writ­ten off from the in­dus­try and had no good work for two-three years. I could see it in peo­ple’s eyes. I would meet TV pro­duc­ers for work and some of them were friends, so, I would get cof­fee and biscuits but not work. I must have called up all the TV and film pro­duc­ers I know for roles and even went to the chan­nels’ of­fices. It wasn’t their fault. Un­for­tu­nately, my time was bad,” says Ro­hit, who has also been a part of films such as Fash­ion (2008) and Kaante (2002).

How­ever, the dull pe­riod of his ca­reer did not let him give up on his dreams. “I wasn’t dis­ap­pointed. I have al­ways be­lieved in one mantra that has held me in good stead all my life. Noth­ing in life is con­stant; nei­ther suc­cess nor fail­ure. And it is be­cause of this that you would see me smil­ing and jump­ing around hap­pily al­ways,” he says.

This award for Kaa­bil means a lot to me be­cause I had no good work for al­most twothree years RO­HIT ROY, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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