Shuddh Hindi was tough: Rohit Khandelwal
Hyderabadi boy Rohit Khandelwal is slowly making a mark in television industry and living his dreams. Currently a part of the Channel V show Million Dollar Girl as Bhuvan, Rohit talks about his modelling days and how in just two years, he made a name for himself.
A graduate from Aurora Degree College, Rohit first worked as ground staff for SpiceJet and then as a technical support assistant for Dell Compu-ters. And all the time, he felt something was missing.
“Two years ago, I decided to go to Mumbai to pursue my MBA and try my luck in modelling,” he says adding, “I weighed 85 kg then and the first thing I realised when I reached Mumbai was that I would have to lose weight and groom myself. Within a year, I lost 15 kg.”
Soon enough, projects started coming his way. “I started with small print shoots to modelling for big corporates. But I got my first break in a jewellery ad with Kareena Kapoor. That was followed by many other TV commercials,” says Rohit.
But for Rohit, that was not all. “I started auditioning for serials and I got my first break as an actor for the show Yeh Hai Aashiqui. Immediately after that was aired, I was spotted by Channel V and they approached me for Million Dollar Girl, where I play Bhuvan, the leader of handloom weavers in Varanasi.
“Having lived all my life in Hyderabad, the Hyderabadi lingo comes naturally to me, whereas my character speaks in shuddh Hindi. I took diction classes to perfect the language and read a lot of Hindi books,” he says.
Rohit recently gave his first autograph to an elated fan, who was from Hyderabad. Talking about his future plans, Rohit says, “I’m very particular about my roles and like to challenge myself.” Are Tollywood films an option for him? “If an interesting project comes my way, why not?”