Rohit Bakshi takes a crash course...

Rohit Bakshi mastered the skills of horse riding and sword fighting in no time for his role of Ratan Singh in Sony's Rani Padmini..

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | 2:04:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Rohit Bakshi who essays the role of the brave warrior Ratan Singh in Sony's epic drama Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur took just a crash course in horse riding and sword fighting, and then had to jump to live action before the camera. 

When questioned on his dedication to learning horse riding and sword fighting, Rohit says, "You might find it unbelievable but I got trained on the sets. There was no time to set apart just for the training. So when I used to land at the location for the shoot, they used to train me in whatever little time that was affordable. And then after a few minutes I would find myself giving the actual shot".

So wasn't that difficult? Learning in such a short time? "Luckily I'm a smart actor (laughs) so I picked up things very fast. It was strenuous especially with the heavy ornate costumes in the heat. But when I saw myself on the screen, I forgot all the difficulties I had to face. Instead it only encouraged me to put more effort."

Rohit has always experimented with his roles. He played a negative role in Kajjal and a very lovable role in Kumkum. He was also seen in Kahin Toh Hoga, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Mere Apne. And right now it's the historic figure of King Ratan Singh that appeases the viewers.

Who knows, maybe the variety of his roles would win him an offer for the big screen!

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Posted on: 25 June 2009 at 10:08pm
He looks very smart and handsome as Rajput warrior! BTW he was also in KYPH as Angad's friend and lawyer, Shabbir! LOL

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Posted on: 25 June 2009 at 5:18am
He is a great actor.. love him :-)

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Posted on: 24 June 2009 at 10:14pm
he is good as ranaji

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Posted on: 24 June 2009 at 7:19am
i know he is a wonderful of luck 4 him 4 his career.he really fits well in the role.

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Posted on: 24 June 2009 at 4:23am
totally a brill. actor :)

I still miss him in Kahiin to hoga....tbh I thought the Piyush-Kashish jodi wz the best...

good luck to him

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Posted on: 24 June 2009 at 3:42am
Wow, such lil time and he's already mastered the art? Kudos! He's doing a fab job.

Thanks TB.

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Posted on: 24 June 2009 at 3:32am
He is a great actor!!!!!!

I am a big fan of him since I first saw him in Kutumb!!!!!

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Posted on: 24 June 2009 at 3:00am
wow hes really doin gud as ranaji!!!im lovng him here!

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