Actor Harman Baweja has resurfaced after five years to rebuild his dwindling career. After his debut debacle, Love Story 2050, he had two releases: What’s Your Raashee? and Victory, both of which released in 2009, and further dented his career. However, the actor hasn’t lost hope. “You have to reinvent yourself. In this industry, people criticise not just your work but you as well. So, it gets personal and you have to take it in the right way,” says the 33-year-old son of filmmaker Harry Baweja.
Ask him what took him so long to make a comeback, and he says, “My last few films didn’t work; so I thought let’s take a break and think what can be done. Then we realised the mistakes we made. I wanted time for myself, to nurture my talent and do something that will make me happy. Whatever I had done was not successful, but one has to try.”
Talking about dealing with failure, the actor says that he isn’t one of those to crib about it. “Every person faces such things in their lives. It’s not a matter of life and death. Acting is my passion and I will continue with it. So, it’s better to accept it,” he says.
When prodded if being compared to Hrithik Roshan affected him, Harman says, “It definitely affected me. It’s a matter of time. It’s human nature — we say you look like my friend or my cousin. That’s how we relate to people, so it’s natural. I have to keep working.”
Asked if he’s bothered about the clash of his upcoming film with Sunny Deol’s forthcoming release, he says that such things don’t matter to him. “At the end of the day, the film should work because, for example, if there is a watchman in the film and his role was just for two minutes, even his career will take off if the film is a hit. Even if you have given your best performance, and if the film doesn’t work, then it will go unnoticed. I feel the film should be correct,” he adds.