Ronit Roy needs no introduction in the industry today as we are familiar with his work and acting skills he has established a good reputation. He is seen in many films, Television programs, OTT podcasts and many more. But Do you know In his journey to what he is today once Ronit Roy had no work.He made his debut film with Jaan Tere Naam which was released in 1992 and got hit at that time.But after that too he was running off for work. He started getting work only after he performed in Kasautti Zindagi Kay. Let’s get to know his journey as to getting stardom.
Talking about the Journey Ronit said “It (Jaan Tere Naam) was a silver jubilee. Those days, it meant 25 weeks in a theater. Now, it would mean a Rs 100 – 150 crore film. It is natural to get lot of offers, lot of films after a debut that ran so long in the theaters. Unfortunately, for me, I did not get even a single call for 3 months. I made wrong choices and ended up having no films for several years. It was in the early 2000s when I came back with Balaji Telefilms. And 2010, I came back to cinema with Udaan. So, it’s been a journey.”
He further added saying“2001 was a turning year for me. I starred in their show titled Kamal, then came Kasautii Zindagi Kay and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. That was like big wave for television. I consider myself lucky to have caught it. Kasautii was a turning point in my career,” he added.
Television Serial gained him popularity. He recalled one incident where he was titled as Television’s Amitabh Bachchan he said “It is one of the greatest things that has happened to me – to be compared to him,” He further said“It did a lot of good in my life. It has put a sense of responsibility. I am very careful that I shouldn’t make any mistake that can tarnish his name. No one should be able to say that Amitabh Bachchan of TV has done this wrong. So, in a way, it is a shining light on the path I am walking on. He is always there in my mind. I even worked with him. I learned a lot for him, which I also follow in my life,”
He has worked in films, TV Serials and podcast is something new for him.Talking about the latest show he said“Podcast is a new concept for me. I am at a stage in my career where I want to be able to choose things that I have not explored before. Also, I sensed that podcast market is huge. There are people who listen to such stuff. And I wanted to tap that audience,”
When he was asked as if podcast is difficult than the visual medium for an actor? Ronit replied“It is easier, honestly. You are not shooting. You are in a closed room with your co-stars on mic. There are no extreme circumstances. You have to express only through your voice. So, I found it a bit easier. However, there is a trick to put expressions. On a visual medium, you can express even in silence. Your face emotes for you. But here, you have to express through voice only. You learn how to use the silences and pauses to maximum effectiveness.”
As everything is completed is anything left out or any aspect left to explore.Ronit said “Oh yes, absolutely. With every piece of work I have done, I feel I am just getting started. There are still a lot of characters left to be explored, a lot of stories waiting to be told. I started with films, did TV, came back to films again and then I explored the OTT medium, and now, diving into audio medium via this podcast. Tomorrow, there will be something new. I like this quote I heard years back – Abhi parinde me jaan baaki hai, abhi udaan baaki hai.”
Talking about the Challenges which he came across he said“Challenges are there. I am not young anymore. Work I am doing has become demanding. There are physical and emotional demands that I need to meet. I push myself for it. As an actor, every role has been done several times, but there is a challenge to do it differently every time.”
Ronit concluded“It’s been a year and a half of mourning. There are several lessons to be learned from this. I have been a recluse for decade and a half now. I am slowly letting go of the chain that binds you to life or society. Since a decade and a half, there is me, my family, my work and my health. Nothing else. These are the only things I focus on. Yet there are lessons that I learned, which got refreshed. Sometimes you doubt yourself. But in this year and a half, I got the confidence that I am on the right 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, vision is clear and thoughts are clearer.
On the workfront, Ronit is busy with the shootings of Liger and Shamshera. Lastly he was seen in Voot’s Candy sharing a screen space with Richa Chadha.