Tall, lean and good-looking Aadesh Chaudhary, who rose to fame as Digambar aka Digu in' Laagi Tujhse Lagan', is back in action as Aman in 'Punar Vivah'. Aadesh was in town for a promotional trip and he greeted saying, "Tamey kem chho?".
Aadesh, who hails from Aligarh has no Gujarat connect but still he "loved the Gujarati hospitality. Says the actor, "Gujaratis are so warm and nice." The actor couldn't stop gushing about the sudden showers and how beautifully green the rain drenched city looked. It even tempted him to borrow an umbrella and give a filmi pose, complete with a wistful look heavenwards. "The city is looking beautiful with rains to welcome me," he says while posing for the camera.
As the conversation veers towards his on screen endeavours, Aadesh offers a perspective on his roles on TV shows. "I play a flamboyant character, but this role has no grey shades. The character of Aman is full of life." Quiz him about his popularity as Digu and he says with a smile, "It happens to be my favourite characters so far. Digu's accessories like the bandana, pendant et al became a rage for a huge chunk of the audience. In fact, wherever I go, people still address me as Digu."
So how has the journey been in the tellytown? He shares, "There was some sort of struggle. After coming to Mumbai, I've learnt to move out of my comfort zone. I finished off my graduation in engineering as my dad wanted me to complete my education before I chased my dream of becoming an actor. My parents have been giving constant support to me." Adds Aadesh, "I didn't have any contacts in the industry. I even got numbers of casting directors from photo-studios where I got my portfolio done. I appeared for 33 auditions before landing my first role. I also didtheatre
with Kader Khan
and did a course in acting too."
So what kept him strong all this while? "My dad is my friend, philosopher and guide. His teachings on taking a positive approach towards life have kept me going strong. Dad has given me more than what I had asked for, but, his morals have taught me never to take up the wrong path."
Aadesh becomes philosophical as the talk of friends in the industry pops up. He says, "When you're undergoing a tough phase in life, no one is around you except your family and may be a couple of close friends. But, in industry, till date I have no friends whom I can rely on." He further adds, "You know, I prefer spending time with myself rather than making fake and selfish friends." During his sparetime, Aadesh likes to "talk to myself, watch movies, catch up on my sleep and talk to my family." Does he miss his family? "Oh yes, once in two months, either they come down or I pay them a visit. I can't stay away from them too long."
On his relationship status, the actor says, "If love has to happen, it will. But, I've given the rights to my parents. If love is granted with their blessings, then only will I take the relationship ahead."