You know, a lot of people say that, oh my god, you know, you studied and now you're doing films and isn't it like earth shatteringly different, and it's actually not
Because the stakes are extremely high.
The pressure is high. You need to perform. Your performance matters.
Competition matters, not getting negative about competition matters.
So, actually, if anything, I look at my college and my school as a training ground for what I chose to do, which a lot of people find very surprising because they were like, really, I mean, you went to an Ivy league college as opposed to dance class.
So, it's not really the most stereotypical training that you need.
But I don't think that that's what it's about.
For me, I don't even look at it as a transformation.
I look at it as just a journey, you know, because going to college helped me identify who I am.
It helped me find who I am.
And I think that, that is the foremost important thing for an actor.
Because if you don't know who you are, there is no way that you'll be able to play five different characters and convey that because you need to know who you are at least.
So, I don't really look at it as a transformation or a change.
I look at it as almost an inevitable journey for me.
And as far as my aspirations for the future are concerned, I mean, there are many.
I love what I do.
I've always dreamt of being an actor, you know.
But I think it's so different when you're actually living the dream.
And having been appreciated for Kedarnath and Simmba, now I just have to go further.
You know, because initially it was a little bit, it was a lot for me as well.
I was excited to see how I would be received. And because I have been received with so much love.
I mean, even today, I'm till, what's the date? 25th of Jan, right?
Two months ago, nothing of mine had ever released.
Within two months, I'm suddenly in Singapore meeting like lots of students waving to me from like windows.
And I'm like, wow, you know, it takes a minute and you, it's shocking for me.
Till date, like when at the airport, people recognized me in Singapore.
I'm like, what's going on?
I didn't expect this to this degree.
And when that happens, somewhere down the line, you get aware of the fact that people have expectations from you.
People recognize you, your family has expectations from you.
So, from now on, there's only going forward.
You know, there's no other option, but just doing even better.
And you know, now I've proven to myself that I can maybe act.
So, now I need to actually get so much better that everybody can continue to be proud.
This is just chapter zero.
I mean, I need to do a lot and god willing, I'll work hard at it.