“This year, my focus will be on developing as an actor”
I recently sang the title track of the Gujarati film Chabutro and received very good feedback. This year, my focus will be on developing as an actor. Also, when I started doing stand-up comedy, I failed miserably in the first few days. But with hard work and determination, I have managed to create my own space and I can proudly say that people love musical comedy, which I feel comfortable performing on stage. Iss Saal mujhe musical comedy ko bhi aage le jaana hai.
“There was a phase when I wasn’t good at anything”
While studying at the School of Journalism and Communication, MSU, I had a band and back then, music was my only focus. I loved performing live. Later on, though, I also became interested in filmmaking and learned a lot about video editing while studying at MSU, which helped me later in life. At MSU, I also learned how to present myself and that is critical in today’s world. In 2014 I did an internship at a production house and learned about filmmaking. I’ve seen hard times and there was a phase where I wasn’t good at anything. In fact, in 2014, while helping on film sets, main pankha le ke actors ke saath khada rehta will! When I first tried my hand at stand-up comedy, there were times when people would tell me to get off the stage. But Manan Desai was very supportive and slowly, I realized that I was good at musical comedy. During the pandemic, like all other artists, things were extremely difficult for me, but I’m glad that the situation is much better now. Today, I love doing all these things – acting, stand-up comedy, film production and musician.
“I plan to move to Mumbai soon”
I was traveling between Mumbai and Vadodara but now, I am planning to shift to Mumbai soon. Professionally, it is likely to lead to more work.
“Typical alcohol specialist. Music evangelist. Total travel scholar. Internet buff. Passionate entrepreneur.”