Working in Films was a Dream for me and ‘Super 30’ made me Live that Dream Says Vishal Sah.
Working in a Film was a Dream for me and ‘Super 30’ made me Live that Dream Says Vishal Sah.
Hrithik Roshan’s new film Super 30 directed by Vikas Bahl is set to launch 30 new actors and among them, few are playing prominent roles. Our team sat down with one of them, young actor Vishal Sah and here are the highlights of the interview with him.
Q. Congratulations first on the phenomenal response and how are you feeling now after the release of Super 30’s trailer?
Thank you so much, feels great, the response is overwhelming, seeing such views and people’s reaction on it feels speechless. Such an awesome moment for all of us, the entire team of the film. Our hard work and efforts are going in the right direction.
Q. Tell us about your background and family a bit.
I belong to a middle-class family of Patna, Bihar. My father runs a grocery shop where we all are involved to manage our livelihood. And I am the only son of my parents, my mother is a housewife. And yes I have no acting background, working in films is probably an unachievable dream for my family.
Q. How was your experience of working with Hrithik Roshan?
It’s amazing, truly amazing! Every moment I and the entire young brigade of actors spent with him is like never imagined kind of dream came true, learned a lot of things from him.
Everybody knows he is one of the sexiest person alive, superb actor, and a superstar but more than that a man with a golden heart. So my words are not enough for Hrithik sir to tell how much we have been loved by him, and lastly, I would say he is a complete man in every sense.
Q. After all that ‘Me too’ controversy, Vikas Bahl’s name is finally back as the director of the film. How is your equation with him?
I won’t say anything about it, I am no one to comment on the controversy and all. Talking about the equation, he is like a family who knows you deep down both as an actor and a person. He has given me what I was expecting as an actor, his belief in me was and is always high. We have a relation and a bond which will never end, can’t thank him enough for how much he has given to me. A perfect director for a debutant.
Q. Tell us about your character in the film.
See, that’s what I can’t tell you right now, you need to watch the movie and 12th of July is not far (smiles). You guys have seen the trailer and you can easily guess that I am playing the role of a student, to know more please wait for some time.
Q. What can we expect from the movie? Tell us in brief.
The movie is going to inspire everyone for sure and if you have some expectations then it’ll definitely meet them and probably surpass too.
Q. How you got selected for the part? Tell us about the journey.
It’s all because of Anand Kumar sir, he is the man behind all these if he was not there then nothing would have happened. I got my admission to his institute in 2017 and then the audition happened for the movie and Anand sir told some of us to audition for the film. And the second man behind it is Mukesh Chhabra sir who made it possible for us. The journey was not easy at all, there were around 15000 kids from all over the country who auditioned and we 30 got selected. The competition was tough but it happened, and I am here.
Q. From the place you belong, thinking big is not allowed there, who inspired you to be different?
It is a big truth, you can’t deny it. See before this I never imagined that I will be into this, I never dreamt of being an actor, actually working in films was a Dream for me and Super 30 made me live that dream. Well, I am a movie buff from the very beginning who loves to watch good movies, kind of films which leaves a mark, I use to read about movies, actors and reviews like every youngster do. But slowly and gradually the acting bug came into me all because of the passion of films I have.
I am quite lucky to have really great mentors, English Novelist Agam Anand sir gave me the belief that places or cities are not small, it is our thinking which is small and anyone can achieve anything if he or she is passionate about it. And then the mighty inspiring Anand Kumar sir came into my life and rest you all know. Apart from the Anands and my family, there are few friends who stood by me no matter what and I would love to thank Aman and Raghav for that.
Q. What is next for you? Any plans?
Education is my first priority, you can’t detect your future and I don’t know what’s next for me. I have done my job and now let’s see how people will react to it and what’s store for me after that. Seriously, I just want to go with the flow, let’s see where it goes.
Q. Studies or acting? Choose one and why?
If an opportunity to act comes after the film, I will accept it for sure but I can’t choose just one. I want to pursue both.
Q. Your thoughts on Anand Kumar sir?
He is an inspiration not for the students only but for all those people who want to break society’s barrack and want to be victorious in their own unique way. My words are not enough for him, all we need is to give him respect and support for what he has delivered to the nation. Our society needs more people like him, I salute him for teaching us mathematics and life lessons.
Q. Your favorite films?
There are many but recently I loved Udaan and Masaan the most.
Q. Your favorite actor/s? And whose acting skills compelled you to be an actor?
Always Ranbir Kapoor since Rockstar. His versatility towards acting, and the craze of girls for him, Best Hai Ekdam. I want to meet him and will tell him what I feel for his class as an actor. Hopefully very soon, Haha!
Q. Any message for all the young boys and girls who are dreaming to be actors?
Go ahead guys, if you feel for it if you have that spark in you that tells you every time to be a performer then never refrain yourself. Thoda Samay Lagega Aapko Lekin you will get there in one way or the other, acting is acting and you just need a platform and fortunately, we are bestowed with many web, TV and cinema platforms today.
Watch the New Promo of Super 30:
Super 30 is directed by Vikas Bahl, based on the life of Bihar’s star mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30. The film stars Hrithik Roshan as Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Mrunal Thakur. The soundtrack is by Ajay-Atul and movie is co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala along with Reliance Entertainment. The film is set to release on 12 July 2019.