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Archna Matharu, Hindustan Times
January 08, 2013
While the world of glitz and glamour attracts a large number of youngsters from across the country, making a name in the entertainment industry is not an easy task. As the scope of work grows, so does competition.
Having faced his own share of struggles, actor and model Aryeman Bhatia says one should never lose hope while battling a rough patch in one’s career. Bhatia, who was last seen in reality show Yamaha Dreamride, on UTV Bindass and a TV serial, Yeh Ishq Haaye, aired on Star One, will now play the lead role in a show called Ghar Aaja Pardesi, to be aired on Sahara One. The promos of the show are already on air and it is likely to be seen on screen next month onwards.

“The best thing about our profession is that age does not matter for an actor. Look at the likes of Boman Irani, Irrfan Khan and even Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan, in fact, bounced back after going through a rough patch. If one loses hope, one can never succeed,” says the actor, who was in Amritsar on Monday on a personal visit and met us at Cafe Oz.

Bhatia started his career as a model after winning Mr Central India 2006 and later did print shoots and television commercials before doing Yamaha Dreamride. “It was by chance that I became a part of the reality show. Earlier, I did not even know how to ride a bike properly, while on the show I had to perform a lot of stunts. Though difficult, I had a lot of fun,” says Bhatia, who was born and brought up in Delhi, now shuttles between Chandigarh and Mumbai.

Bhatia’s first TV serial, Yeh Ishq Haaye, in which he played Kabir, came his way after clearing an audition. To brush up his skills, the actor also trained at Sushil’s Academy for Actors—Voice and Music, in Mumbai.

“I strongly feel that learning acting is the most important thing. However, for an actor, learning is a continuous process since every show and character teaches you something new,” he says.

Bhatia is now excited about his upcoming show, which also happens to be produced by Gajendra Singh, who had earlier directed and produced reality shows such as Sa Re Ga Ma and Voice of India.

“My character, Hriday, is a simple boy from Benaras. We have already shot around 15 episodes and would commence the rest of the shooting in a few days,” informs Bhatia.

In the future, Bhatia says he is open to doing more TV shows and films. He adds that wouldn’t mind doing reality shows either, provided they are ‘respectful’.