Rahul Roy suffered a cerebrovascular stroke whereas he was capturing for his internet movie L.A.C – Dwell The Battle in Kargil the place the mercury had dropped to round -13°C. Roy, finest recognized for starring within the 1990 musical blockbuster Aashiqui, nonetheless had a day’s shoot left when he needed to be airlifted to Srinagar. From there he was introduced again to Mumbai. He’s at present below therapy on the Nanavati hospital. The cerebrovascular stroke resulted in a situation referred to as Aphasia and on account of this the 52-year-old actor is at present unable to type correct sentences.
Just a few days again, we had spoken to the actor and he was may enthusiastic about his upcoming musical thriller Sayonee the place he will likely be seen as a troublesome baddie. Excerpts from that interview:
Do you bear in mind your first audition?
It was for a music shot for Aashiqui in a forest which was a whole catastrophe for me!
How do you look again in your first co-star Anu Aggarwal?
She has gone by way of rather a lot and has suffered a lot, however she is a fighter. We meet on and off and do exhibits collectively generally. I will likely be all the time there for her.
You have been an in a single day heartthrob after which type of slipped into oblivion. How did you cope with that part of your life?
It was robust as provides began to dwindle and this can be very tough for a Bollywood actor to search out an alternate profession. Nothing else actually works. However Bigg Boss bailed me out (Roy additionally gained the primary season of the favored TV actuality present Bigg Boss in 2006). However I used to be by no means critical about my profession. Additionally, I left as a result of I actually needed to get married and begin a household and settle in Australia.
Wanting again, do you remorse a few of your film decisions?
There are just a few however I wouldn’t like to call them. I had hopes from Jaanam, Ghazab Tamasha, Junoon, Megha, however I used to be a bit upset by their field workplace outcomes.
How do you assume Bollywood has modified over time, particularly for outsiders?
There are undoubtedly extra alternatives for children now — be it on the OTT platforms and within the motion pictures. A number of new faces are being launched today. Though it has all the time been tad straightforward for star children to get a great launch, sustaining your profession is one other matter altogether. And that’s as difficult and as tough to a star child as it’s to an outsider.
How do you assume OTT is altering the scene?
It’s a good avenue for producers who can recuperate their investments quick, particularly with the pandemic raging and the theatres being shut for therefore lengthy. OTT platforms are additionally an important choice for smaller movies to succeed in out to a wider viewers. Nonetheless, I need to admit, I’m struggling to grasp immediately’s movies, movie music and the content material.
You play a don within the film. How did you’re employed in your search for the position?
I play the position of a don in Russia who leads a gang of intercourse addicts! I’ve obtained golden braids within the film and I hope that can flip heads!
How was it capturing in Russia?
The Russia shoot was very tough because it was very chilly there and with a number of retakes it was very arduous for me and we needed to shoot in some making an attempt climate situations.
How was it working with so many debutants in a movie?
The debutant administrators Nitin Kumar Gupta and Abhay Singhal are very gifted and have made an exquisite musical thriller with the hit music Sayonee by Junoon as its backdrop. The lead actors Tanmay Singh and Muskaan Sethi are very promising and so they have carried out an exquisite job as properly.
Would you do Bengali movies?
If I get the chance I’ll definitely do it.
Get properly quickly, Rahul.