Having been a popular face on television, Rohit Bakshi decided to take the jump to the big screen and is debuting with Dehraadun Diary. He also has been in news over speculations about his relationship with Aashka Goradia, evicted Bigg Boss contestant.
“Having played positive, negative and historical roles on TV, I wanted to try something new and grow as an actor. So, I started looking for opportunities in Bollywood,” says Rohit. He says acting just happened to him as he was picked up for his first TV show without any audition, thus marking his transition from modeling to acting.
Rohit also quips that being in the industry for so long, he has become “more thick-skinned” as he does not want his work to suffer due to rumours or speculations. Clearing the air about his relationship status with his girlfriend TV actress, Aashka Goradia, he states, “I had gone to pick her up and drop her when she was in Bigg Boss for 83 days. Just because I did not show up in between, on the sets of the show does not mean that I don’t care. I was busy promoting my debut film and Aashka had little idea about it. Hence, all the misunderstanding.” He also states that being in the limelight does take its toll on relationships.
Talking about his transition from small screen to movies, he says everything remains the same except the time given to experiment. “In a 12-hour shift in TV, you have to wrap up almost 12 scenes in a day. Whereas in movies you shoot only one or two scenes a day. This gives an actor more time to prepare, so he can give his 100 per cent,” Rohit gushes on.