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Model mantra: Take each day as it comes

Delhi-boy Niketan Madhok is the new face in Falguni Pathak's latest video Mera Kajal. The journey to music videos happened by accident for this engineering graduate from RVCE, Bangalore.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST

Delhi-boy Niketan Madhok is the new face in Falguni Pathak's latest video Mera Kajal. The journey to music videos happened by accident for this engineering graduate from RVCE, Bangalore. He stumbled into modelling even though he was "never looking at becoming a model."

Very soon he quit ramp modelling to join the family business. But couldn't stay away from it. "It was an overpowering passion that made me move back Mumbai two years ago," remembers Madhok. "Now I'm totally focussed."

Like most models, Madhok, too, is a fitness freak who works out two hours daily. Though he loves sports, he is no able to pursue it in Mumbai. "In Delhi I used to play tennis and was a beginner in golf, but Mumbai has very little to offer for sportsmen," says Madhok, an MBA in Marketing from IMI, Delhi.

Despite innumerous offers for films, he is still deciding whether it'll be the right decision for him. "If modelling doesn't continue, then I might choose between going back home to Delhi or move to films. But I'm taking one step at a time. My advice to newcomers is – don't use modelling as a stepping stone to Bollywood," says Madhok.

At least he is not doing that. "My life doesn't depend on it. I'd rather live by the day and take each day as it comes," says Madhok.

First Published: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST