Success is superficial, says Amit Sadh

Sep 04, 2013, 10:01 IST | Shameem Khan

For all his brooding and philosophical talks, Amit Sadh sure has a cheesy sense of humour. When quizzed as to whose company would he prefer on his mountaineering expedition, pat came the reply "Scarlett Johansson. She's hot and its cold on the mountains, she'll keep me warm"

On that naughty note, the actor opens up to CS on his new-found success, forthcoming films and love for trekking.

Amit Sadh

Success changes equations
Kai Po Che’s success has brought changes, for the better of course. It’s a good beginning and has taken me to the next level. People have noticed me and I am receiving good feedback from my family back home in Delhi and from unknown people too. I can see that they are happy for me and its very encouraging. I am meeting new people and am definitely in a happy space. Success has made me peaceful and brought stability in my life.  When you are struggling, there are self-doubts, but there are none of them today, thankfully. Having said that, this success is superficial, it is the result of hard work. If I did not get success, that wouldn’t have made me a failure. For me, negativity is failure. Real success is being truly happy, and having an open smile. I think I have achieved that. 

No place for negativity
Insecurity is a very negative thing. It’s a complete waste of time. I am lucky that I am in an industry where there is so much to do and learn. Also there is place for everybody. My work is my strength. Also, I am blunt and a complete pessimist. I don’t rely on films to make me happy. There is more to life than just acting.

Growing up right
I had a troubled childhood. I was into alcohol and drugs in my growing up years, but today I don’t touch them. I am now addicted to protein shakes (smiles). I have come to terms with life and I owe it to acting. Every failure, vulnerable moment and the grey shades of life has contributed to what I am today.

Exciting times ahead
I will start working on Shoojit Sircar’s film from October. Also director Aditya Dutt’s political thriller co-starring Paresh Rawal is on the anvil. There are some more announcements that will be made in the coming days.

Love for nature
I am a complete nature person. I have done mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, hiking you name it. I am now preparing for my biggest mountain climbing expedition on the Mount Everest in 2015. I wanted to do it next year but my assignments will keep me busy and I will not be able to give my complete attention to it. I have a unique team and we are preparing for it withfull gusto.

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