Posted: 11 March 2005 at 4:23am | IP Logged
Kartik Sabharwal doesn't seem to have any doubt that he has what it takes to be a success.
"Public relation skills like Shah Rukh Khan, talent like Aamir Khan and
attitude like Salman Khan is what any actor needs and I think I have
them all," is what this 26-year-old has to say when asked about his
Sabharwal is debuting in the daily soap Bhabhi,
which airs on Star Plus. He has been chosen to play the role of Krish
for the UTV serial.
Elaborating about the character, Kartik
says, "Krish lands up in Saroj's house because he needs a place to live
and a very interesting love-hate relationship develops between the two.
He gradually gets attracted to her, not realising she's married."
Lokhandwala resident is a veteran of 40 ad films, including Fiat Palio,
Parker Pens (with Amitabh Bachchan), Videocon TV and LG
When asked why he chose to become an actor,
Kartik, who hold an MA degree in English Literature from St Stephen's,
Delhi, says, "I chose acting as a career because I always wanted to do
Besides, I was already modelling by then and so I thought
why not test my acting abilities." And that is what brought him to
"Another reason is because I wanted to be
independent," says Kartik, adding, "When I was living in Delhi with my
family, I used to wonder what living on my own would be like. Living in
Mumbai has taught me to be independent."
When asked if playing
Krish means an end to his Bollywood dreams, Kartik says it's the
beginning of his career. "I think UTV's offer is great. It's a good
opportunity for me to display my acting skills and get noticed," says
So haven't there been any film offers at all?
"Though I've been approached for films, I'm waiting for a good break. I
love the lavishness of the film world and I want to be a part of it for
the money as well," says Kartik candidly.
"Also, the credit
for a performance in a film is given to the individual actors. You
would remember Shah Rukh Khan for playing Mohan Bhargava in Swades. But
in television, you recognise the actors by their characters.
You would recognise Nausheed Ali Sardar as Kkusum and Ronit Roy as Mihir Virani and not vice versa."
asked where he sees himself 20 years down the line, Kartik says he has
more goals than just being a successful actor. "I'd like to own a stud
farm, be surrounded by a beautiful wife and happy kids with my hair
slightly graying at the temples," says this television world's new baby.
What Kartik loves about Lokhandwala-Versova
love the Indian food at Urban Tadka or Saffron at JW Marriott, sizzlers
at Pop Tate's and the Chinese cuisine at Legacy of China.
I am a home bird and prefer friends coming over and hanging out at my place.
Edited by JinK - 11 March 2005 at 7:03am