EXCLUSIVE! Ravi Bhatia Says Jodha Akbar Changed His Life; Reveals He Gave 128 Auditions Before Doing ISA

1.
You
are
still
known
for
your
character
Salim
in
Jodha
Akbar,
what
do
you
have
to
say
about
it?

I
have
done
around
seven
shows
before

Jodha
Akbar
,
but
this
was
the
show
which
got
me
recognition
as
an
actor
on
TV.
Fortunately,
I
got
this
golden
chance
to
play
this
role
because
of
Shalu
ma’am
who
was
creative
of
the
show,
and
she
knew
me
from
my
previous
show

Veer
Shivaji

(Jivha
Malha
a
major
role).
She
called
me
for
the
audition
of
Akbar’s
role
when
the
show
started
and
then
again
for
Salim’s
role.
I
was
good
in
horse
riding,
sword
fighting
and
stunts.
Historical
shows
need
hell
lot
of
hard
work.
This
show
took
me
to
places
like
I
was
in
Indonesia
for
two
years.
I
saw
Salim
dolls,
recipe
named
Salim
in
a
restaurant
and
millions
of
lovely
fans,
superstar
treatment
and
Z-security.
It
was
unusual
and
surprising.
It
was
even
bigger
hit
in
Indonesia.
So
in
a
way
this
show
changed
my
life
forever.
This
was
my
last
show
on
TV
seven
years
ago
and
people
still
talk
about
it
and
that
really
means
a
lot.

2. After Jodha Akbar, you were not seen much on small screen. Is it because you got choosy about your projects? Will we get to watch you in TV shows?

2.
After
Jodha
Akbar,
you
were
not
seen
much
on
small
screen.
Is
it
because
you
got
choosy
about
your
projects?
Will
we
get
to
watch
you
in
TV
shows?

After

Jodha
Akbar
,
I
was
blamed
for
my
recklessness.
I
was
giving
my
200%
but
ratings
were
not
coming
accordingly.
I
shot
for
two
months
with
an
injured
foot,
one
day
Chetan
Hansraj
bhai
saw
my
foot
and
got
very
angry
that
my
foot
is
going
to
get
gangrene
because
it
was
swollen
and
further
he
said
that
the
doctor
might
have
to
cut
the
entire
foot
if
delayed.
I
went
to
the
doctor
immediately
and
he
cut
the
infected
area
and
put
eight
stitches
on
it.
It
was
hell
painful,
I
resumed
shoot
right
after
the
surgery
and
sat
on
a
horse.
I
am
not
trying
to
be
a
hero,
but
yeah
later,
because
of
ratings,
I
was
kind
of
removed
from
the
show.
I
didn’t
have
any
work
for
next
four
months.
Then
Indonesia
happened
and
I
was
working.
And
then
again,
back
to
Mumbai
and
gave
128
auditions
and
finally

Ishq
Subhan
Allah

was
my
first
TV
show
after
a
long
break.
I
tried
and
begged
everyone
for
even
small
roles,
but
things
were
not
in
my
favour.
Thankfully,
I
started
getting
work
on
various
OTT
platforms
and
I
am
grateful
for
that.

3. Tell us about your new OTT show- Shukla The Tiger and your role in it.

3.
Tell
us
about
your
new
OTT
show-
Shukla
The
Tiger
and
your
role
in
it.

The
story
is
inspired
from
a
UP-based
gangster,
who
falls
in
wrong
deeds
because
of
an
incident
happened
with
his
sister.
This
man
was
a
real
Tiger
to
take
a
stand
for
his
sister.
I’m
playing
the
role
of
the
same
gangster.
We
shot
for
it
before
lockdown,
but
after
that,
the
entire
project
was
about
to
go
into
drain
due
to
so
many
loopholes.
So
I
took
the
responsibility
and
did
the
entire
post
work
and
pitched
to
almost
every
OTT,
most
of
them
declined,
but
thankfully
MXPlayer
agreed.
As
a
producer
and
lead
actor,
I
was
more
than
happy,
all
my
celeb
friends
also
promoted
it
and
it
was
trending
on
MXPlayer
and
still
is.
The
audience
is
happy
with
this
series
and
I
am
getting
lots
of
love
on
daily
basis
from
Shukla
fans.

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 4. You recently shot with Zeenat Aman for the web series Margaon: The Closed File. How was it shooting with the veteran actress?

4.
You
recently
shot
with
Zeenat
Aman
for
the
web
series
Margaon:
The
Closed
File.
How
was
it
shooting
with
the
veteran
actress?

Trust
me
she
is
still
the
best.
The
energy,
the
innocence
and
great
hold
on
craft.
She
completed
her
50
years
in
cinema
during
our
shoot.
I
was
lucky
to
shoot
with
her
on
that
particular
day
and
witness
the
completion
of
those
50
years.

5. Tell us about your role in this murder mystery show.

5.
Tell
us
about
your
role
in
this
murder
mystery
show.

I
can’t
reveal
much
as
my
super
talented
and
humble
director
Kapil
Sharma
has
his
own
plans.
I
am
playing
a
major
role
in
the
family,
the
youngest
son
of
Zeenat
Amaan,
one
and
the
most
dangerous
yet
funny
and
witty,
raw
and
black
sheep
of
the
family.
I
have
had
THE
BEST
TIME
shooting
for
this
in
Gujarat.

6. What are your upcoming projects?

6.
What
are
your
upcoming
projects?

I
have
done
a
couple
of
web
series
which
are
yet
to
come.
Like

Hastinapur
,

The
Bitch
,

Char
ka
punchnama

(shot
in
2018-19,
now
coming
on
OTT),

Margaon-
The
Closed
File

and
a
film
named

Dashashwmedh
Ghat
.
And
I
have
a
few
projects
lined
up
as
a
producer
too.

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On Reality & Mythological Shows

On
Reality
&
Mythological
Shows


7.
Will
we
get
to
watch
you
in
reality
shows?
Will
you
do

Bigg
Boss
?

Not
for
sure.


8.
What
about
mythological
shows?
Mythological
shows
are
best
to
start
with.
I
remember
shooting
for
war
sequences
in
38
degrees.
After
the
shoot
you
feel
you
have
actually
been
in
a
war
because
bruises
and
cuts
are
very
normal.
It
teaches
us
the
real
meaning
of
hard
work.
Hats
off
to
Rajat
Tokas,
who
has
been
a
brave
guy
to
pull
off
so
many
shows.

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