We in conversation with businessman turned actor Ankur Ghai, who will soon be seen playing a pivotal role in Sony TV’s Tum Aise Hin Rehna…
You have seen the good looking Ankur Ghai grooving on the stage of Star Plus’ popular celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye Season 6 with his wife Kanika Maheshwari, who is currently seen as Meenkashi in Star Plus’ Diya Aur Baati Hum.
After showing his dancing talent to the world, Ankur who is a businessman by profession is now making his debut in the field of acting with Rashmi Sharma’s upcoming show Tum Aise Hin Rehna on Sony TV.
We spoke to Ankur to know more about his character, how the show happen to him and much more in this conversation…
Tell us something about your character.
I am more like a friend for my younger brother Abhimanyu (Kinshuk Mahajan). We share a very friendly relation with each other in the show and I keep defending him always for his mistakes. Being the elder son of the family, I am responsible. I am looking after the business of my father and I have little daughter too. This character has so many shades. I am very happy that I have got to play so many shades in one character. I was really happy when I was offered this role and I would like to thank my producer for giving me this opportunity.
How did the show happen to you?
I was being offered different roles post Nach Baliye but Kanika told me that if you will do a show with Rashmi ji and Pawan ji then you will learn acting quickly as they are so good producers and directors. So, I went and gave an audition for this role. I got a call from them in the evening itself. I was very happy that I gave audition in the morning and I got selected in the evening.
Have you ever done acting before?
I have never ever done acting even in my school or college days. Whatever I am doing is for the first time. Its bit difficult in the beginning but I hope I will do better as the days will pass.
Do you get acting tips from Kanika?
I give her acting tips (laughs). I take some acting tips from her as well as that helps me a lot. My co-actors and producers are very nice, helpful and supportive. They handle everything well if any mistake happens.
How has your experience been for the first audition?
I was quite nervous during my first audition. Luckily the audition went well in first take only and I got a confirmation call in the evening the same day. I was very happy.
Did you ever thought of getting into acting?
After Nach Baliye, I went back to Delhi to look after my business. I was getting offers but I thought that if I will do something after Nach Baliye then it should be worth it. I gave audition for this role and Kanika pushed me as well saying I should try at least. So, I just tried and I am here now.
As you have shifted to Mumbai now, who is looking after your business?
My elder brother and my father are involved in the same business. I have taken a sabbatical from my business for some time. So, they are looking after the business while I am on a sabbatical.
Now, too much of responsibilities on your shoulders… How are you managing everything?
It’s very stressful to manage all things together. I have to shoot for 12 hours then I have to take care of Kanika. I also have to keep a track of my business in Delhi through phone and laptop. So, it’s a bit stressful but I am enjoying also.
How has the response been from your industry friends?
Everybody is shocked. I am happy and surprised as well that the industry has accepted me again wholeheartedly. I have never thought of getting into acting post Nach Baliye but everybody happily welcomed me with positive feedback. I am feeling to work even better now.
We have seen your dancing talent and now your acting talent as well. Will we get to see your singing talent as well in future?
I am bad at singing (smiles). Now, I should just act well that would be enough for me. I am feeling good that I did a reality show as a business then I have got a serial so now I might do a movie if something good will come my way.
Message to your fans?
I would like to say to all of them that I am grateful to all of you for giving me so much love in the reality show Nach Baliye and I will try my best that I won’t disappoint you all and I will perform even better.