Rohit Bharadwaj ditched foreign education to play Yudhishter

Updated on Aug 21, 2015 08:54 PM IST

Rohit Bharadwaj, who played Yudhishter in the 2014 TV series Mahabharat, says that although he wanted to study abroad and lead a simple life, it was in his destiny to become a ­television actor.

Actor Rohit Bharadwaj, who played Yudhister in the 2014 TV series Mahabharat, wanted to study abroad after graduation.
Actor Rohit Bharadwaj, who played Yudhister in the 2014 TV series Mahabharat, wanted to study abroad after graduation.
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

While most actors say that they were determined to be a part of showbiz from a very early age, TV actor Rohit Bharadwaj (right) is an exception. He says that although he wanted to study abroad and lead a simple life, it was in his destiny to become a ­television actor.

“My plan of action was to go abroad for higher studies after graduation. I never imagined that one day I would act in a television ­serial and become a known face,” says Rohit, who played the role of Yudhishter in the show Mahabharat (2014).

“After my graduation, I had three months of free time for soul searching. I wanted some kind of change and joined theatre after a friend advised me to take up acting. Those three months turned into three years and I am an actor now! I think it was bound to happen. It was part of ­destiny’s plan,” he adds.

The actor, who was ­recently in Indonesia to host a show, says that it is fans who make a star. “We, as actors, need to be grounded at all times. It is our fans who make us what we are. So, we shouldn’t let stardom get to us. I never expected that ­people would appreciate my work so much,” he says.

But when does he plan to come back to Indian TV? “Very soon. I can’t wait to get a role that will help me ­entertain my fans again,” he says.

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    Yashika Mathur writes on Bollywood and television, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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