Krishna Kaurav is currently playing the role of Harish in the TV show, Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali. He was also seen in the movie Jai Gangajal. In a candid chat, Krishna talks about her acting career so far, how he handles rejection and shares details of his two upcoming movies
Tell us about your journey so far.
I have been very passionate about acting since childhood. But, I had a corporate career to start with. It was mainly to survive in Mumbai. So, I was handling corporate work on one side and was doing theatre in the spare time. But soon I realised that I was going nowhere so I quit my job and focused on acting. I was fortunate enough to get work in the industry.
Have you done any acting course?
I haven’t done any acting course. Whatever I have learned, it’s from theatre only and also from my teacher Manoj Joshi ji. I always try to learn from everywhere and try to grow in life.
What are your strengths as an actor?
As an actor, my real strength would be my practical experience in theatre as I have done theatre for more than 10 years. I believe that you have to analyse the skills in you and should start work on it.
Who is your role model in life?
I always have one ideal—Irrfan Khan. I got really inspired by him and have learnt many things from him.
Do you believe that you need to have a godfather in the industry?
I really don’t believe that having a godfather will make you win in the long run. Because at the end, it’s all about your talent and hard work. I have seen many people in the industry with godfathers but they have been rejected by the audience because of lack of talent. It’s the audience that makes and breaks you irrespective of the backing you have.
How do you tackle rejections?
I really don’t get affected by rejection in a negative way, rather I learn from it. After every rejection, I push myself to work even harder and improve my craft.
Tell us about your upcoming projects.
I have two movies which are lined up for release. One is Soch Ek Full Stop in which I am playing the lead and the other one is Mandbuddhi, where I have a parallel lead role. Both these films were scheduled to release last year but due to Covid, got pushed to 2021.
What advice would you give to the aspiring actors?
The only advice would be to work hard and not choose the shortcut because it’s only your talent that will take you to heights. Secondly, don’t think of any role as small, because you never know which one is going to click.