How Sourabh got a break on tele­vi­sion

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur

The films that I have been mak­ing in Pun­jab led to a deep ad­mi­ra­tion for the univer­sal mes­sages of com­pas­sion in Sikh phi­los­o­phy MEERA DE­WAN, FILM­MAKER

Be­lieve it or not, act­ing was not on ac­tor Sourabh Raaj Jain’s mind, ever. The 31-year-old, who rose to fame with his por­trayal of Lord Kr­ishna in the pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion show Devon Ke Dev Ma­hadev, says he got into the pro­fes­sion by chance. Here’s how it hap­pened: “My col­lege friend and I would com­mute to­gether as we lived close by. He also hap­pened to be a model. Once, I ac­com­pa­nied him for one of his au­di­tions at this ho­tel in Delhi, and he was in­side the room, while I waited out­side. There, Sr­ishti (Arya; pro­ducer) saw me and asked me to au­di­tion. I had no idea of what it was like, but out of ex­cite­ment, I said yes. Two months later, I got a call that I’ve got se­lected and that’s how I came to Mumbai for Remix (tele­vi­sion show; 2004 to 2006),” says the ac­tor, who is work­ing in a mytho­log­i­cal show on TV. Sourabh thought it was go­ing to be a breeze but was in for a sur­prise. “Though I gave my au­di­tion com­fort­ably, as I was tak­ing it as a joke, when I came to Mumbai and started shoot­ing, I found it chal­leng­ing. I can never for­get how dif­fi­cult all of it was for me. There were times when my hands used to shake in front of the cam­era,” says the ac­tor, who has been part of shows such as Ma­hab­harat, Parichay and Jai Shri Kr­ishna.

Sr­ishti (Arya; pro­ducer) saw me and asked me to au­di­tion. I had no idea of what it was like, but out of ex­cite­ment, I said yes

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