TV actor Rhehan Malliek, who made his Bollywood debut with Ishqk In Paris, says actors enter television industry initially for recognition and later pursue their goal of acting in films.
TV actor Gaurav Chanana became a household name as Dr
Rahul Mehra in the popular soap Sanjivani. He later
disappeared from small screen and is now back, this time as
Rhehan Malliek (name changed) as the lead actor opposite
Preity Zinta in Ishqk In Paris.
"When I started, the film industry wasn't that open to TV
actors, but now it is. Now there are lot of TV actors coming
into films. They work really very hard. Most of the actors
come to Mumbai to be in films but due to lack of money and
opportunity they divert towards TV to get recognition," Rhehan
Rhehan feels TV is a sort of stepping stone for actors to
be in films. But he will not shy away from going back to small
screen if the demand be.
"For me TV is a second home. Whenever they need me I will
go," he said.
The actor plays Preity's soul-mate in her Parisian love
story Ishqk In Paris, directed by Prem Raj.
Considering the film is touted as Preity's comeback,
Rhehan has no qualms about it.
"It is Preity Zinta's film. It is her comeback, she is a
star and I am nobody. The very fact that I am in it is a big
thing for me. People will come to watch Preity and after
watching the film hopefully they like my work," he said.
The film also has actor Salman Khan in a cameo
appearance in a song - Kudiye Di Kurti.
"There are superstars, then there is a galaxy. I think
Salman Khan is a 'galaxy Khan'. To share stage and screen with
him is an honour. He is a great guy," he said.
After much delay, Ishqk In Paris hit cinema houses