Posted: 28 July 2010 at 8:54am | IP Logged
Supporting male- Nominated
Supporting Female- Winner
NEHA has won the best supporting
actress award in the NEW TALENT HUNT award function She looks gorgouesWell deserved Princess
Azim is a well-known face on TV. His is a story of perseverance and the
of conviction. The typical 10-5 job was definitely not for Sehban, who
wanted to do something hatke. In a free-wheeling chat with TOI, the
bare his real self.
had enough moolah
I was very extravagant as a kid, when it came to
clothes, watches, bags, etc. Though my parents used to give me pocket
could never have enough. As I always wanted more, so I used to do small
a promoter or an event coordinator. I used to bunk college and go off to
so that I could earn some extra money.
From literature to
I was a student of humanities in school and I enrolled
myself in English (Hons) at Dayal Singh College, as I was always
stories and fantasy. I think that has something to do with my parents,
as my mom
is a writer and my father is a painter. But I left college in second
pursue a computer course, as I was eager to start earning as early as
and be independent. The computer course helped me get a job with an IT
Though I could not complete my graduation, but the time I spent
in college was wonderful. Bunking classes, getting proxy attendance,
and indulging in college politics, I have done it all during my college
One thing that I didn't do was give names to my professors, as my mom
a teacher. Now, I'm planning to complete graduation and then do masters,
in philosophy or psychology, as I want to enjoy the college life that I
out on, because of the work I used to take up in college.
Delhi is where my heart is
do connect to the phrase Dil wallon ki Dilli. It's been four years that I
shifted base to Mumbai, and now that I have lived in both the cities, I
appreciate Delhi even more. In Mumbai people are very professional.
priority is their career, but that's not so in Delhi. Here if you call a
friend for any help, he'll drop everything and come to meet you. I also
miss going to Roshan Di Kulfi at Karol Bagh, Karims at Nizamuddin,
Walli Gali at Chandni Chowk, Big Chill and Khan Chacha in Khan Market,
Bake at New Friends Colony.
a tough decision
When I initially thought of taking up acting and
modelling as a career, I was working at the IT firm and I kept thinking
for a good six to seven months. It was a tough decision. My job meant a
income, but after a while, it became very hectic and monotonous. I
really enjoying it. It was then that I decided to try my luck in acting.
My friends were a big
My friends Surdas and Farhan Hashmi have been a great
support. Farhan helped me during my college days and Surdas, who is a
photographer, helped me with my portfolio. Thankfully I got a transfer
Delhi office to the Mumbai office. After working there for six months, I
back to Delhi, got my portfolio done, and went back to Mumbai and
distributing my photos,while I was working.
The ad that got me noticed
big break came with the denim ad shoot that I did with Deepika Padukone.
my highest paid print campaign. Then I did a short film with FDI
received three national awards, and it was shot by a foreign student. It
got me noticed and after that DMG happened. To tell you a secret, I got
because I'm a Delhiite and Delliwallahs have that kind of aggression
intensity needed for that role. I have just finished my part some time
my character has gone to the US. DMG has been my best experience.
Follow your heart
never had the typical Punjabi boy looks that everyone looks for in an
was passionate about my career and really wanted to give acting a shot. I
you can do anything that you want; if you believe that you can do it.
belief, the confidence is inside you. I actually believe in SRK's
from a film, "Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho toh poori qayanat tumhein
usse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai."