Home Next-gen Debutants Don’t think success is easier for star kids: Rohan Mehra

Don’t think success is easier for star kids: Rohan Mehra

Rohan Mehra is not just another star-son. Being the son of the versatile Vinod Mehra, who left the world too soon, he was no privileged scion with a golden spoon. He says success doesn’t come easily to anyone.

Excerpts from the interview:

Q. What made you pick “Baazaar” as your debut? Or did it pick you?

A. I feel very blessed that Nikkhil sir (producer Nikkhil Advani) gave me the opportunity and chose me to star in “Baazaar”. I remember reading about how he saw the story as one along the lines of Yash Chopraji’s classic films like “Trishul” and “Deewar”. I have to be honest and say that it took a lot of convincing to let him audition me for the part.

I don’t think Nikkhil sir was looking for a newcomer as it is an incredibly challenging role, and one which required a high level of performance.

Q. What was it like working with Saif Ali Khan? Did he help you with your scenes?

A. Working with Saif was great fun. He is such an entertaining and knowledgeable person and a brilliant actor. He helped me so much, and was so kind on set. He definitely made my first film experience everything that I would have hoped it would be. I think in the process we have become good friends, and that is always nice.

Q. There is a raging discussion on nepotism in the entertainment business. Would you say success is easier for star kids?

A. In my opinion, success isn’t ever easy for anyone. It takes a lot of hard work, commitment and a dash of luck to be successful. I don’t think it is easier for star kids. Eventually every newcomer wants to have a long and successful career. Being the child of a star, or someone in the industry definitely can’t guarantee this.

Q. You are the son of Vinod Mehra, a versatile and underrated actor. Have you seen his films? Which are your favourites?

A. There a number of films of his which I admire. It is so difficult to pick just one. However, if I were pressed I would say either ‘Bemisal’ or ‘Ghar’. Also, I must admit that my father’s character and performance in ‘Anurodh’ holds a special place in my heart.

Q. You lost your father very early in your life. What memories do you have of him?

A. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of knowing my father. He passed away when my mother was still pregnant with me. However, since moving to Mumbai I have had the honour of meeting those who were close to him, and through this I am learning a lot about the great man he was.

Q. What kind of career have you planned for yourself?

A. I hope to have a very long, successful and diverse career. I would love to do films that support great content, as well as films that entertain audiences. I think getting the support and approval of the public is the most important thing, as after all, that is why we do what we do – to strive to entertain and touch people’s hearts.

Q. Who are your favourite directors and actors?

A. There is something to be learnt from every actor working today. I think actors like Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan have done a great job of connecting to audiences as well as supporting good content. They are the gold standard for newcomers, I truly believe that. There are so many great directors working today, my favourites include my mentor
Nikkhil Advani, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Basu, Imtiaz Ali and Karan Johar.

Q. Finally, what does stardom mean to you?

A. Stardom is about connecting to the public. It has to always be about them, one can not be too self-indulgent. I believe that is the quality that every star, past and present has possessed.

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Home Next-gen Debutants Khushi Kapoor’s tattoo has a Sridevi, Janhvi and Boney birthdate connection?

Khushi Kapoor’s tattoo has a Sridevi, Janhvi and Boney birthdate connection?

When Manish Malhotra shared a picture of Khushi Kapoor from Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s sangeet ceremony in Udaipur, fans got a sneak-peek of the teenager’s tattoo.

Khushi has Roman numerals inked on her upper left midriff, and if a report in an entertainment website is to be believed, the tattoo has a special meaning.

Reportedly, Khushi has got the birthdates of her family members inscribed. “It starts with Khushi’s own birthdate,which is November 5, denoted by a V, followed by VI, which is Janhvi’s birthdate, March 6. This is followed by Sridevi’s birthdate, i.e. XIII, to denote August 13, and then comes Boney’s birthdate XI, which is November11,” wrote the website.

It is no secret that Khushi is extremely close to her family. In fact, she got emotional and broke down at the trailer launch of her elder sister Janhvi’s debut film Dhadak.

” Like her motherSridevi and sister Janhvi, Khushi also wants to be an actress.”  If the rumours are to believed Khushi Kapoor will make her debut with Aryan Khan under Dharma Production.  

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Home Next-gen Debutants Navya Naveli celebrates her 21st birthday with family and friends – watch...

Navya Naveli celebrates her 21st birthday with family and friends – watch video

Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter and Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s daughter Navya Naveli Nanda turned 21 yesterday and to celebrate the same, the entire Bachchan clan came together under one roof which also included the cute little munchkin Aaradhya Bachchan.

From the same birthday bash, a video is doing rounds on the internet in which Aaradhya’s expressions after looking at the cake are oh-so-relatable. So, the video sees Navya blowing the birthday cake candles and while rest of the crowd is seen singing the Happy Birthday song, Aaradhya, who was standing next to Navya, was smitten by the cake and was constantly staring at it with a smile. Check out the video.

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Home Next-gen Debutants “Kedarnath” in legal trouble before release

“Kedarnath” in legal trouble before release

“Kedarnath” the debut film of Sara Ali Khan and actor Sushant Singh Rajput “is facing legal trouble as Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Uttarkhand High Court (HC) requesting ban on the release of film on the pretext of film “misrepresenting the facts and hurting the sentiment of Hindu’s.”

As per the Counsel of the petitioner the film portrays a “Muslim boy falling in love with a Hindu girl and when they fail to unite they pray for the destruction which results in the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand.”

As per the Counsel the film promotes love jihad and the film is “twisting every truth about the sacred place.”

After the trailer launch of the movie last month the political leader Ajendra Ajay had written to Censor Board Chairman Prasoon Joshi for ban on release of the movie.

Kedarnath is set to release this Friday across India.

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