I paid 2000 rupees for my own ramp show: Krishna Chaturvedi

The actor will star opposite Ruhi Singh from Calender Girls' along with Lisa Ray and Javed Jaffery.

Krishna Chaturvedi, who hails from Mathura, came into the limelight when he got the opportunity to walk the ramp for famous designers at the popular fashion weeks. He paved his way into Bollywood with Sameer Sippy’s ‘Ishq Forever’. Model turned actor Krishna Chaturvedi gets chatty with DC where he talks about his struggle to bag his debut, his love for sports and facing casting couch during his modelling days.

Have you always thought of becoming an actor?

As far as I remember I always wanted to become an actor. I belong to Mathura and later I moved to Delhi for my studies. I used to play good cricket since I was a kid but when I came in the third year of my college, I started doing modelling. I remember that I paid 2000 rupees to be on the ramp way for my first show. The anchor of the show noticed me and asked me to connect someone who does fashion shows. I made my portfolio and started modelling full allegedly.

How did you bag your debut film ‘Ishq Forever’?

I was modelling and producer Shabbir Boxwala messaged me on Facebook. I researched about him a lot since I was new. I went to meet him because I found him to be genuine. I gave many look tests and he liked it. Soon after, I was locked in for the lead role. The feeling was out of this world when I got my first signing amount cheque.

Tell us something about your role in ‘Ishq Forever’?

I am playing Aryan Shekhawat who loves to write and travel. During his journey in Cape Town, he meets Riya played by Ruhi Khan and then what happens next is the story all about. There is a perfect amount of romance, thrill and drama in it. I heard the story and have many shades. I feel the film is best launching pad for me.

How well you gel with your co-star Ruhi Singh?

It was great working with her. She is such a frank girl. She is Miss India and when I met her, I thought that she will throw an attitude but she was so cordial and jolly that we became friends.

Have you ever faced casting couch in your career?

Of course. I feel it is the part of the industry game. Though I couldn’t take it initially, later I understand the process. People used to think that I am young and innocent and try to take advantage out of me but I used to play around. I fooled many people after knowing their instincts.

Any other projects post your debut ‘Ishq Forever’?

Yes, I am talk with Arif Ali for his next film. I am currently giving my look tests for it. I am hopeful to get it.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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