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‘I am an orphan here’

After teaching Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai the right moves, the filmmaker anddance instructor from Shiamak Davar Academy, Shubh, is all set to make his debut as an actor in Aasma.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2009 16:49 IST
Neha Sharma

After teaching Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai the right moves, the filmmaker anddance instructor from Shiamak Davar Academy, Shubh, is all set to make his debut as an actor in Aasma. The Delhi boy studied theatre at NSD and has been making short films since he was 13. Being a part of Davar’s famous troupe, he proudly admits that he “taught Hrithik and Ash their steps in Dhoom 2”.

Shubh, the script-writer for the semi autobiographical film, was considered as the “right choice” for the role by director Rohit Nayyar. “Bharat (his character) is almost like me, and Rohit felt I should play it. It was a great experience and now I have three films in hand — What’s your age?, Nakshatra and The First Kiss,”Shubh points out.

The actor is quick to add that it is difficult to find a place in the industry without a godfather. “Having a father doesn’t help, you need a godfather. There is a lot of competition and there are only a certain number of films that can be made in a year for which you need fixed (number of) actors. I have no one, I’m an orphan here,” says Shubh, who used to visit Mumbai during every vacation and work.

“I went to the sets randomly and asked people to give me work.” Shubh had a theatre group called Showcase during college days. “I have incorporated elements (in Aasma) from what happened in the group,” he says.