Mohsin Khan on how he became an actor


Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan, who plays the male lead on Star Plus’ long-running show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, is a household name in India. But his popularity is not restricted only to his home country; he has a huge fanbase in several other parts of the globe as well.

 

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Today, Khan is one of the most popular actors on Indian television. But you will be surprised to know that initially he was not sure about getting into showbiz. Talking to a publication, the actor reveals, “As far as cinema is concerned, there was always that love for cinema. I would keep watching movies and trying to understand how they have been made. I would also visualise myself doing the scenes. But I was not sure about being part of showbiz till then, so I continued with my studies.”

On being asked how he became an actor, he said, “I had to motivate myself because on one hand, I was studying electronic engineering, which was quite tough and, on the other hand, I was writing short films and working in print and other ads. After a lot of hesitation, I showed some of my short films to my parents. I convinced Ammi to show these to my Abbu. Being an assistant director helped me immensely. As an AD, you understand the effort that goes in pre- and post-production other than the actual shoot. You start respecting your work. Then, I shot for an episodic. I still remember I was so nervous while shooting it. I was very unsure about how it would turn up. I saw myself on TV for the first time and I remember having a feeling that I was not bad and that is when it began.”

 

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Khan will soon clock five years as an actor. “I would soon complete five years as a working television actor. During these five years, I have worked with the Star team on three shows; Nisha Aur Uske Cousins, Dreamgirl and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. I am grateful for the team, that showed so much faith in me and trusted me since the beginning. A big thank you to everyone who has loved me accepted my show,” he signs off.