Anuj Saini who was recently spotted with veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor has now shot with B-Town girl Alia Bhatt in a popular commercial. The newcomer counts himself lucky for working with Alia whom he describes as a thorough professional and a very talented actor.
Daily Hawker in chit-chat with Anuj on his experience of shooting with the ‘Raazi’ artiste & what he’s looking forward to:
First an ad with Pankaj Kapoor and now Alia Bhatt, how does it feel?
The feeling is always amazing to work with such great names in the initial phase of my career. All I can say is that I am the lucky one.
The best part of working with Alia Bhatt.
Well, I have always looked up to her how she started her career at a very young age and the kind of work she has done is spectacular. Alia is no doubt one of the finest actors in our county and there was so much to learn from her in a short time.
Any suggestions or advice from her being your senior on the sets?
Although, she gave no advice but she really made me feel comfortable in each and every shot.
What brought you into acting?
I come from a family of engineers so definitely no connection with the acting world at all. But from childhood I always wanted to act. Initially my family was very much against it and I really had to convince them to give me one year’s time after I complete my studies. And if things didn’t work for me I would have gone back to Delhi and joined my family business of constructions. But now they see me doing so many ads in one year and are very supportive of what I am doing.
Any offer of doing a web-series as well?
Well, there have been many. Specially the one which I wanted to do but missed it as I was doing my workshops in Pondicherry.
What’s next on the map?
I am going to shoot for web series very soon. I can’t reveal much as I am bound by contract. Apart from that I have already shot for a couple ads which will be on air soon.