STARRY NEW­BIE

From be­ing a known face in ad films and do­ing a cameo in Fukrey to now be­com­ing the lat­est debu­tante of Tin­sel town. Ankit Rathi is mak­ing his de­but in 3Storeys which is pro­duced by Excel En­ter­tain­ment (Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sid­hwani’s pro­duc­tion house

Stardust (English) - - STARRY DAZZLE - Words HEMA SINGH

How did you start your jour­ney?

I started my jour­ney with a work­shop three months back and then went back to Raipur again. When I came back to Mum­bai, ev­ery­thing was lost in tran­sit. For six months I was stay­ing at logo ke ghar pe so there was no pres­sure to pay. Then I got my first break as a model in a Cad­bury ad then then KBC pro­mos and Hero Mo­tor corp. And my jour­ney started!

Did you come across any ob­sta­cles in your ini­tial days?

Ya I did. I didn’t know many peo­ple. Peo­ple were like if you need do this, you have to pay for it. The casting couch ex­ists big time but it’s in your hands if you want to take that route or not. But I have worked hard and here, I am!

Could you tell us some­thing about your char­ac­ter in 3 Storeys?

I am play­ing the role of Suhail An­sari, a Mus­lim boy, who is madly in love with Malini. And her mom is shown to have a prob­lem with Suhail. This film has got its own se­crets and is an in­ter­est­ing watch.

Who has been your in­spi­ra­tion through­out your jour­ney?

Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor have been my big­gest in­spi­ra­tion.

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