An Actor’s Journey
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"But my real passion was always acting, to be on screen," says Sadh, who took off for Mumbai on his Royal Enfield Bullet bike one day, to take a shot at acting. Portfolios, usual rounds of auditions and that initial struggle later, Sadh landed his first role on Neena Gupta's television production Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr, where he played Adi. Next, he played both a mafia don and lover in Guns and Roses, which established him as an actor. Other big-ticket television shows followed and Sadh danced his way into reality show Nach Baliye with actor Neeru Bajwa, his fiancee at that time.
There was Bigg Boss too, but celluloid dreams beckoned Sadh and he made his debut with Ram Gopal Varma's Phoonk 2. Hungry for more, Sadh decided to take a sabbatical. "I was getting a lot of television work but cinema was difficult. I decided to take a break and work on myself — my acting skills and personality," he says.
Around two years ago, Sadh went to New York to join an acting course at the Lee Strasberg Institute. "It helped me grow emotionally as an actor," he explains. After completing the intensive course, Sadh returned to Mumbai and bagged a part in the film Maximum, directed by Kabeer Kaushik (director of Sehar).
Come February 22, Sadh is one of the three lead actors in Kai Po Che, the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. But it wasn't easy to get this one. It took Sadh three years to chase one of Bollywood's ace casting directors Mukesh Chhabra to bag a good role. "I just wanted to do Kai Po Che. It's a coming-of-age film — of middle-class friendships, relationships, dreams and struggles.
It is based in a small town, and I come from a small town too. Small-town friendships run deep, and I could instantly relate to it," says the actor, who is anxious about the audience's reaction to the film. "I don't want to let anyone down," he says.
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