Here's a question-answer session with Himansh
Q- One thing you are grateful for in your life?
Himansh: I am grateful to my parents who have always encouraged me. I was all set to join my dad's business but they told me to give my life another chance and join this industry.
Q- One thing that is missing in your life at the moment?
Himansh: At the moment, I am not really missing anything, I am just focusing on my career.
Q- What do you need to change about yourself?
Himansh: Well, I really don't need to change anything about myself right now, except for maybe my listening skills.
Q- Which is the biggest risk you have taken so far?
Himansh: Biggest risk is over here right now. Before this, I was an RJ with Radio Mirchi (Delhi). On hearing about this show, I just left everything and came over here.
Q- What is your biggest fear?
Himansh: Since my life right now is connected to the sets, my biggest fear is also related to the show.
Q- Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Himansh: Yes, it does because I know lot of people were auditioned for the role of Raghav, and that I was among many . I really feel there is a reason to everything that happens in life , that there is a power behind cause.
Q- What are you proud of?
Himansh: hmmm I am proud of my parents right now.
Q- What is the craziest thing you want to do?
Himansh: I want to jump from a jet in the middle of a sky without any support That is also my biggest fear.
Q- Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
Himansh: Right now, RJ Naved Khan. He is working with Radio Mirchi in Delhi.
Q- Do you let other people's negativity affect you?
Himansh: Ya, it does
Q- How do you deal with it?
Himansh: Well it does affect me a lot. It affects my work and my regular life. At times I do go into depression, but my parents and friends help me out. I do call Naved time and again when the going gets tough but he convinces me otherwise.
Q- Do you smile more than you frown?
Q- Do you take time out for yourself?
Himansh: No. I can't take time out for myself. I keep telling my EP (Executive Producer), that please give me some time. I want to have fun in Mumbai. I have been here in Mumbai for quite sometime now and still have not seen the city yet. My life right now is from Andheri to Bhandup, and Bhandup to Andheri. I leave home at 6.30 in the morning to reach here at 8 am. I get free by 9.30 -10.00 in the night.
Q- Do you forgive yourself easily?
Himansh: No, I don't!
Q- Do you listen to your heart?
Himansh: Not exactly
Rangmunch.tv: Do you read?
Himansh: Nooo, Not at all.
Q- Do you stand up for yourself?
Himansh: Yes, if something randomly comes up against me, I will not take it. But if something good is spoken in a critical manner, I will take that. But if something negative comes at me, I will return it 20 times back in the same manner.
Q- Who is that one person you want to meet at least once in your lifetime?
Himansh: One person would be Naseeruddin Shah.
Q- Do you spend enough time with your family and friends?
Himansh: Not at the moment. My family is in Delhi, so I can't spend as much time as I want to with them. My mom was here with me and she quietly observed me and my work. She has seen me working as she has come to the set.
Q- Who is your biggest critic?
Himansh: Right now, Gorky Sir
Q- Are you superstitious?
Himansh: Yes I am. I don't actually believe in "kaali billi rasta kat gayi or nimbu lat kalo". I believe in the powers that govern the world. I believe that there is a path to be followed. So I am superstitious about that. Well you must have heard of 2012. This is the kind of superstition I believe in.
Q- What has been the most embarrassing moment till date?
Himansh: Once I was clubbing with friends when I was in my 12th std. I remember my very good friend called 3 of my girlfriends all together at the same place. It was like, jute chappal bhi padh jaate agar main bhagta nahi.
Q- Are you a pet lover?
Himansh: Yes, in fact I have 2 pets, rather many fishes and 2 dogs. I have a pug, and a French bulldog. Birdie is the female Pug and Aldo is the French bulldog. I really miss them a lot.
Q- Who is your best friend?
Himansh: My dad. He is my best friend. I tell him whatever good or bad happens. I tell him everything, like, I am in this situation, or I am dating this girl Basically he knows me completely.
Q- What would you as an Actor like to tell the audience who are following your show?
Himansh: Well, I do interact with my fans regularly. As a kid, I used to send actors friend requests on Facebook, but never got a response. So when the tables have turned, I make sure I reply to all and accept the request on fb. I do not chat but I do reply on wall. I know how one feels if some one is waiting on the other end. "Kaam karo par don't loose yourself in fame and glory"
Edited by sweetgreeshu - 17 February 2012 at 11:16pm