Model mantra: Work hard, leave the rest to destiny
Very early on Meerut-born Praveen Sirohi realised that Mumbai was the place to head for if he wanted to chase his dream of becoming a supermodel.Updated: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST
Very early on Meerut-born Praveen Sirohi realised that Mumbai was the place to head for if he wanted to chase his dream of becoming a supermodel. And that’s exactly what he did after completing his graduation from Delhi's Hansraj College and a diploma in Sales and Marketing from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan. By the time he moved to Mumbai, he had had his experience as a model in Delhi.
Five years after he plunged into modelling, Sirohi is now gearing up for his debut film Main Hoon Na. "It's a Shah Rukh Khan production directed by Farah Khan. The film is a young, energetic musical," says Sirohi.
He plays a college student along with Zayed Khan while Sunil Shetty is a villain. "Main Hoon Na is slated for release towards the end of this year. In fact, we just returned after shooting in Darjeeling. I wasn't nervous in front of the camera as I've done music videos earlier for Jagjit Singh, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu," says Sirohi.
What has also helped him is his theatre background. He earlier worked with theatre director Raj for Mumbai-based Company Theatre, and films seemed only a natural progression.
"Models make good actors," says Sirohi, adding, "my motto in life is work hard and leave the rest to destiny."
A fitness freak, Sirohi works out daily for an hour. "If I eat too much I try and balance it out the next day and burn calories by cardio and weights. But with the LIFW coming up I'm following a strict regimen – no sweets, chappattis, sugar diet that includes no fat, alcohol and is high on proteins," says Sirohi.
Though he is hoping that his debut performance in Main Hoon Na will help him get noticed, Sirohi is at the same time prepared for the worst scenario. "If it doesn't click I can always go back and take up farming in Meerut," says Sirohi with a smile.
First Published: Jul 15, 2003 15:52 IST