"I thought I should try my luck"
Karanvir Bohra revealed the reason why he texted Deepika Padukone.
The actor and Bigg Boss 12 contestant stated that he does not like asking for work. But he believes it is important to convey your desire to be part of good projects.
He said: “I do convey my wish to work with certain people on certain projects, but in a dignified manner, and not come across as desperate.
“I tell them to keep me in mind.”
Recalling an incident with Deepika, he said:
“When I got to know that Ranveer Singh is doing Don 3, I was really keen to play the villain opposite him.
“But I don’t know Farhan Akhtar or anybody in his production house.
“So, out of the blue, I messaged Deepika Padukone. I thought I should try my luck because you never know.
“Deepika and I know each other, but we don’t meet as such.
“So I dropped her a message and conveyed my interest in being part of the film.
“And she replied back saying, ‘I can’t help you this way but I can help you with the name of the person who does casting for the banner making the film’.
“Coincidently, I had the person’s contact number.
“I messaged him that if there is such a role for me, let me know. I would love to do it.
“So, you need to have that urge in you as an actor.”
Karanvir Bohra likes to have lots of work but in 2022, it was not the best year professionally.
He explained: “Last year there was not much work. So, I kept myself busy with YouTube.
“Earning money was not the problem. I was doing that through videos.
“But for an actor, to be in front of the camera on set and shooting is a different kind of high.”
Karanvir Bohra admitted that phases without work are part of an actor’s life.
He continued: “Work is like that. Sometimes there are great phases, other times there are lows, and last year was one of those times.
“But no matter what, I am very clear that I am not going to go around asking people if they have any work.
“When the time comes, they will choose me based on my performances.
“But I’m not going to ask for work. I asked a lot before and I used to call everybody.”