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