Harshvardhan Rane, who is slated to make his debut in the soon-to-be-released Sanam Teri Kasam, has had quite an eventful struggle period.
Talking about how he got into films, the actor reveals that he had run away from home at the age of 16.
“I ran away from my home in Gwalior and bought myself a ticket to Delhi. That was the nearest metro and the cheapest ticket was for Rs 74. The first job I got in Delhi was at an STD booth because I didn’t have enough educational
Harshvardhan’s duties entailed jotting down all the phone numbers people would dial at the STD booth.
“At that time some terrorist activity had happened and so this is was done as a precaution. My handwriting was neat and I would jot down the numbers nicely. I would get Rs10 a day for that. Later some cyber café guy saw me at work and offered me the same job for Rs 20 a day,” he said.
It was at that cyber café where he met someone who roped him in for a DVD distributor’s job in Mumbai.
“That person used to work in film branding. I didn’t understand anything about that. Just the word ‘film’ made me say ‘yes’ to the offer. So I was distributing DVDs in Mumbai in 2006 and that is when I got my first TV show offer —
Left Right Left,” the actor recalls.