When an actor’s debut movie hits Rs 100 crore or will get huge consideration, we are saying ‘A star is born.’ However what if that star’s gentle dims too quickly due to no alternatives? One thing related occurred with Ronit Roy when he made his debut within the tinsel city with Jaan Tere Naam. The 1992 launch was a success and had a dream run of 25 weeks within the theaters, maybe an not possible goal in at present’s day and age. However the debut didn’t deliver extra work for Ronit. It was solely after he featured in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay when Ronit’s stars bought aligned. As Ronit Roy turns 56 at present, right here’s taking a look at his roller-coaster journey in showbiz.
“It (Jaan Tere Naam) was a silver jubilee. These days, it meant 25 weeks in a theater. Now, it might imply a Rs 100-150 crore movie. It’s pure to get lot of presents, lot of movies after a debut that ran so lengthy within the theaters. Sadly, for me, I didn’t get even a single name for 3 months. I made incorrect selections and ended up having no movies for a number of years. It was within the early 2000s once I got here again with Balaji Telefilms. And 2010, I got here again to cinema with Udaan. So, it’s been a journey,” Ronit mentioned, including that earlier than his debut he additionally tried his hand at promoting to study extra in regards to the movie enterprise.
“2001 was a turning yr for me. I starred of their present titled Kamal, then got here Kasautii Zindagi Kay and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. That was like large wave for tv. I take into account myself fortunate to have caught it. Kasautii was a turning level in my profession,” he added.
Since then, Ronit dominated the TV world and earned the title of ‘Amitabh Bachchan of tv’ from his viewers. “It is without doubt one of the biggest issues that has occurred to me – to be in comparison with him,” Ronit informed us. “It did plenty of good in my life. It has put a way of duty. I’m very cautious that I shouldn’t make any mistake that may tarnish his title. Nobody ought to be capable to say that Amitabh Bachchan of TV has achieved this incorrect. So, in a means, it’s a shining gentle on the trail I’m strolling on. He’s at all times there in my thoughts. I even labored with him. I discovered rather a lot for him, which I additionally observe in my life,” he expressed. The 2 coincidentally additionally share birthdays.
In a profession spanning for over three many years, Ronit has labored in movies, tv, explored OTT area and now, podcast. He lately shot for Spotify’s ACP Gautam, a 10-episode podcast, which is a crime-thriller that revolves round a police officer and his fascinating instances. “Podcast is a brand new idea for me. I’m at a stage in my profession the place I would like to have the ability to select issues that I’ve not explored earlier than. Additionally, I sensed that podcast market is large. There are individuals who hearken to such stuff. And I needed to faucet that viewers,” Ronit mentioned speaking in regards to the present.
However is podcast tough than the visible medium for an actor? Ronit answered, “It’s simpler, actually. You aren’t capturing. You’re in a closed room along with your co-stars on mic. There are not any excessive circumstances. You must specific solely by way of your voice. So, I discovered it a bit simpler. Nonetheless, there’s a trick to place expressions. On a visible medium, you possibly can specific even in silence. Your face emotes for you. However right here, you need to specific by way of voice solely. You learn to use the silences and pauses to most effectiveness.”
Now that nearly each medium and each character is explored, is there something left? “Oh sure, completely. With each piece of labor I’ve achieved, I really feel I’m simply getting began. There are nonetheless plenty of characters left to be explored, plenty of tales ready to be informed. I began with movies, did TV, got here again to movies once more after which I explored the OTT medium, and now, diving into audio medium through this podcast. Tomorrow, there might be one thing new. I like this quote I heard years again – Abhi parinde me jaan baaki hai, abhi udaan baaki hai,” Ronit defined, including, “Challenges are there. I’m not younger anymore. Work I’m doing has change into demanding. There are bodily and emotional calls for that I want to fulfill. I push myself for it. As an actor, each function has been achieved a number of occasions, however there’s a problem to do it in another way each time.”
Ronit additionally revisited the yr and a half that has handed by. He tagged it as a interval of “mourning” as everybody misplaced their close to and expensive ones to Covid-19 and different comorbidities.
“It’s been a yr and a half of mourning. There are a number of classes to be discovered from this. I’ve been a recluse for decade and a half now. I’m slowly letting go of the chain that binds you to life or society. Since a decade and a half, there’s me, my household, my work and my well being. Nothing else. These are the one issues I deal with. But there are classes that I discovered, which bought refreshed. Generally you doubt your self. However on this yr and a half, I bought the boldness that I’m on the proper path. Kabhi kabhi joh apna dikhta hai wo apna hota nahi hai… aur joh apna hota hai wo apne paas hota hai par hum dekh nahi pate. So, imaginative and prescient is obvious and ideas are clearer,” Ronit concluded.