How Mohit Malik became an actor by chance

Sep 27, 2013, 04:06 IST | Nilesh Rao

Mohit Malik had never thought he would be an actor. But having made it on the small screen with shows like Banoo Main TeriDulhan, Godh Bharai, Mili and Phulwa, the actor is now gung-ho about his youth-centric show on a music channel

In a chat with CS, he talks about his sweet ‘n’ sour television experiences.

Mohit Mallik

Beginner’s luck
In my college days in Delhi, I was busy modelling. Some of thepictures got published in a magazine, which were noticed by a production house. They got in touch with me and I came to Mumbai for an audition. I shot for 13 episodes of the show but unfortunately the show never went on air. However, it gave me a start and I found good work with shows like Banoo Main Teri Dulhan, Godh Bharai, Mili and Phulwa.

Life’s lessons learnt
Television has been a great learning experience. From acting to dealing with people, it has taught me many lessons. This industry has both good and bad people. My initial days here were a little bitter, I was not paid for my first show. But I soon learnt to deal with different people and situations. However, I am thankful to this industry because I found my wife Aditi here (smiles).

Dream role
I would love to play a real life character like Milkha Singh, but such challenging roles rarely happen on television. I am hoping against hope that I get something interesting and unconventional.

Leisure time
My wife and I are busy with our respective work. There are times when we don’t even meet in the day, since Aditi is busy with her ad films while I am on the sets. But when time permits, she comes over on my sets. If we are at home then we catch up on a breakfast date followed by meeting friends over lunch.
I am also into outdoor sports like cricket, squash and badminton. I enjoy photography and always carry a camera with me. Of course, Aditi has to be there in almost all photos. 

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