New Delhi: Humans of Bombay, an Instagram page, often brings out heartwarming tales of individuals who make the most out of everything that life offers. In their latest story, they have shared rising star Rohit Saraf's story who has became an internet sensation after the release of his latest Netflix show, Mismatched.
Sharing his experience with life, the actor speaks about everything - from childhood to stardom. “I have vague memories of going on excursions with Pa when I was a kid–I’d keep posing on the way & Pa kept photographing me. He’d say, ‘Ek din ye actor banega.’ I was creative–I did a lot of plays & practiced contemporary dance,” it starts off saying.
The caption then goes onto state, “Pa motivated us to do what we liked. He’d say, ‘Education isn’t everything–I want you to live life to the fullest.’ But at 11, Pa passed away”. “I was too young to understand what losing a father meant; I just knew that if he were alive, he’d want me to pursue our dream. So I sent out my photos to casting directors. The very next day, I was called for an audition!” it further reads. "At 15 I believed, ‘it's Pa who’s making this happen.’ So, I dropped out of school; within a week I was shortlisted for the lead role–I moved to Bombay," it adds.
"Coming from a close-knit family, staying alone was hard–I felt lost. Even on set, people taunted me for my acting skills. 6 months later when the show shut down, I went back to Delhi not knowing if I’d ever return.
But I got another show & at 16, I signed my first movie! Although thrilled, I was also apprehensive. But after noticing a man in his 50’s who’d come to set everyday asking for work only to be sent away, I was humbled. I learnt to give my best," the post read.
The actor further talks about his failures, constant judgements and finally getting an opportunity where he was appreciated and valued. "So, I started from scratch & then bagged Dear Zindagi. After, Hitchki & The Sky Is Pink happened. I was nervous while working with Priyanka, but she said–‘You’ve gotten this part because you deserve to be here. So just go for it’; it boosted my confidence," he says.
"Still, when I see actors chatting with their fathers during screenings, I miss Pa terribly. But I know I’m living his dream–the one where he knew in his bones ki ‘unka beta actor banega," the post culminated.
Rohit has been deemed as one of the most talented new comers to watch out for and the actor has so far proved his mettle with Netflix film Ludo and series Mismatched. He is also set to make his Tamil debut with Enge Andha Vaan.