Jimmy, discusses about his acting passion, his big brother being his strength and support and Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak, guiding him with acting in Emotional Atyachar.
How did your journey in this field begin?
I was born and brought up in Jaipur, Rajasthan and later moved to Spain, Europe. I completed my schooling from MPS, Jaipur and my graduation (B.Com) from Symbiosis, Pune. As a commerce student at Symbiosis I actively participated in extra curricular activities such as dramatics, theatre & fashion shows etc. Post completion of my graduation I had shifted to Spain to join my family business for 2 years. Later I found my calling in acting and I joined Whistling Woods International.
How was your experience working as the character of Pichku, in Emotional Atyachar?
Pichku is a tapori kind of a guy in the film and while playing the character; my co-actors, who are so experienced in this field, guided me very well. Even my director helped me and explained to me how I should go about playing the character of Pichku.
What was your experience like, working in Emotional Atyachar?
I had a very good experience, since I was an actor as well as an Assistant Director in the movie. I had lots of fun while shooting this film, all thanks to Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak. I had great experience working in this film, even in Goa, during shoots we had fun and even after that Ranvir and Vinay both would get the entire crew in splits because of their jokes.
What did you learn from your experiences while working in the film?
I always keep learning and I always take references. Like for the role of Pichku, I took references from other films. I learn from my mistakes that I made while working in this film and I try to improve myself, after each experience.
When did you realize that you want to get into the acting business?
When I was 5, I knew that I want to act, because each time I used to see big banners and hoardings, I would wonder when my photo will be on one of these. I did my schooling in Spain, came to India and studied in Symbiosis.
Who is your role model?
My 'big brother' is my role model. He has been trying to work in our family business and support my family. He is someone I look up to, and I want to be like.
What are your passions other than acting?
I love going for long drives and gymming, however, I am absolutely passionate about acting.
We read it somewhere that, people turn to you for advice on dating and relationships. So, are your advices based on personal experience?
No, there isn't anything like that. It's just that I am good at judging people, may be not always, but most of the times I am right. However, it doesn't mean that I am dating someone and it's out of personal experience, because the fact is that I am single.
What are your future projects?
I am doing a feature film titled 'Behind the Scenes', which is directed by Karan Shah, a NYU pass out and is a story about three girls and three boys, all whom are new comers. The other movie, which I am doing, is directed by a debutant director and I play the role of a gangster, who owns a casino in Goa.
Reporter & Author: Nidhi Soparawala