‘It’s al­most a sin to be a star kid; ev­ery­one strug­gles in their way’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - An­juri Na­yar Singh

For ac­tor Amit Sadh (right), get­ting into Bol­ly­wood was not an easy task. The 34-year-old quit tele­vi­sion, af­ter do­ing shows such as Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr and Ko­hi­noor, as he wanted to get into films. Af­ter strug­gling for five years, giv­ing count­less au­di­tions and even tak­ing an act­ing course in the US, Amit got his break in films with Phoonk 2 (2010). Does he feel that ac­tors, who have a fam­ily back­ground in films, don’t have to strug­gle much?

“Ev­ery hu­man be­ing goes through strug­gle, even star kids. I’m not a baby who would cry about op­por­tu­ni­ties that other peo­ple are get­ting. I be­lieve in mak­ing my own op­por­tu­ni­ties. There is so much talk on nepo­tism, it’s al­most be­come a sin to be a star kid,” he says, hint­ing at the nepo­tism de­bate sparked by ac­tor Kan­gana Ra­naut ear­lier this year. “I was born in an army fam­ily and got some at­tributes from my par­ents. So what’s the prob­lem if star kids learn from their par­ents?” he adds.

Amit says that he feels for­tu­nate to do what he loves. “I’m grate­ful to be able to do some­thing I am pas­sion­ate about. It cleanses me, in­fuses me with en­ergy. Act­ing helps me evolve. The process is full of learn­ing and in­no­va­tion.”

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