My ad films got me 'Always Kabhi Kabhi': Satyajeet Dubey

May 27, 2011 IANS

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Satyajeet Dubey has bagged a role in Shah Rukh Khan's home production "Always Kabhi Kabhi" and the newcomer says it happened because of the ad films he worked in -- therefore he would like to continue his work in advertisements.

"Some actors think that you should keep completely close till you get the big break. Everyone has his own journey. I became known through my ads, which brought me this film. I would keep doing the ads the same way I am doing it. I don't see any harm in it," Satyajeet told IANS in an interview.

Shaheen, wife of the film's director Roshan Abbas, spotted him in commercials and recommended his name.

"I was doing a lot of ads that time when Roshan Aabbas' wife spotted me. I had already given around 127 auditions before that and nothing was working out. Meanwhile, I did ad for some major brands - Reliance, Kit-Kat and Pizza Hut. Shaheen Abbas thought I fit best for the role.

"That time even Roshan had met a lot of people who were good looking but falling short on some or the other aspects required for the character. He found the perfect blend in me. There were couple of rounds of audition and that's how I am in the film," said Satyajeet.

The story of four school-going youngsters, "Always Kabhi Kabhi" is releasing June 17. Apart from Satyajeet, the film is also the launch film of Zoa Morani.

Ali Fazal, who played a small role in Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' and Giselle Monteiro of "Love Aaj Kal" also feature in the movie.

Satyajeet is now living his dream.

"For a guy like me, coming from a small town, who had been trying for four years, it's still unbelievable. I am living my dream. I can write a hundred pages on how I am feeling right now. It's a kind of a high, which I can't explain," said the 20-year-old from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.

Satyajeet couldn't afford any vocational training in acting but was lucky to get a chance to work backstage in theatre.

"I was doing odd jobs in my initial days of college to sustain myself in Mumbai. Later I thought I should follow my dreams. I couldn't afford to join any action classes. I thought of doing theatre. When you are young, people hardly take you seriously so I was allowed to do backstage. But that was a great experience too," said Satyajeet who is pursuing his graduation from a suburban college here.

"I saw people like Naseer Sir (Naseeruddin Shah) performing on stage and when you try absorbing the craft of how they enact, the grammar of acting, it itself is a great learning experience," he added.

Asked when Bollywood is in a phase of churning youth-centric films with farm-fresh talents, how he thinks "Always Kabhi Kabhi" would stand apart, Satyajeet said: "This is a phase where a number of films are coming, which are youth-centric, but none are dealing with school life. Of course, there is the glossiness of Red Chillies but it has been kept very real in terms of situations, dialogues in every way we have kept it very low."

Satyajeet is more inclined towards historical epics and, given a chance, he would love to reprise any of real heroes on screen.

"I want to do something like Gautam Buddha, Alexander as I have a certain liking for history. Whenever I read them, I started living in that period," he said.

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