Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Bobby Vats started his filmy journey from T.V serial "Discovery of India" directed by Shyam Benagal, did many side roles in films, many T.V serials and currently he is playing the role of Lord Indra in T.V serial "Ravan" on Zee T.V. In an exclusive interview on the sets of T.V serial "RAVAN", actor Bobby Vats talks to Rajendra Ganotra and Vijay Shanker about his present and future plans.

Q)Whats motivated you towards acting?
A) I used to do stage shows in all police function since my childhood as my father belonged to the forces and on every police annual day function, I was told to perform. That started my liking towards acting.

Q)Tell us about your first break?
A) My first break came all of sudden when I was studying in 12th stndrd and came for vacations to Bombay. My elder sis and my brother in law gave me the address of filmcity, where i went to see shooting. I was roaming there and suddenly, I saw a line where lot of people were standing and a gentleman came and gave me a piece of paper saying "these are your lines". Then I realised that all those people standing there were actors standing ther to give audition for Discovery of India directed by Shyam benegal. This was in 1991 when Discovery of India was coming to an end and a few episodes were left. I was auditioned by Lucky Ali, who became a famous singer in the future. I was selected for a small role and got 750 rupees also but now I realise that more than the money, it was such a great privilege to be directed by living legend Mr.Shyam Benegal in my very first serial itself. This was the begining and my family members were thrilled too. After that I went back to my home town only to return in 1994 with a leadrole in serial "sab chalta hai ...take it easy" directed by Mr.Anil chaudhary.
Intrestingly excect me every other actor was a N.S.D ACTOR in the serial like .. Nadira Babbar, Anukapoor, Ajit Vachani, Deepak Quazir etc etc but I was the hero of the serial.

Q)Who all have been your inspirations in Bollywood?
A) My inpiration is credited to every Bollywood film i watched as a kid and I wanted to be like all the heroes of those times like Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff and of course when I trained myself in theatre my inspiration were Sanjeev kumar, Naseer, Kamal Haasan, Big B and Balraaj sahni.

Q)What is your motto?
A) My motto of growth is"live n learn and you will learn to live"

Q) What is your secret desire?
A) Secret desire to meet fairies in real life.(i am talking abt thosr creatures with wings)

Q)What are your hobbies?
A) I watch a lot of cinema, read, travel and learn various art forms....I am a brown belt in martial art.

Q)What kind of roles do you prefer?
A) I always do prominent roles.

Q)Tell us something about your present and forth coming projects and your roles in them?
A) Currently you can watch me in RAVAN, where I play Lord Indra and another show on DD1 in lead role. The show is KASHMAKASH ZINDAGI KI ...... then a film caled DETECTIVE NANI is slated for release. My motorrola ad film with Abhishek is on air too....(i play a cop beating him)

Q)Do you have a dream role you would like to perform?
A) My dream role is to play nearly 15 characters in one film.

Q)Who are your competitors?
A) My competition is with myself only on how I can improve in every area of my life.