Newcomer Pulkit Samrat says he tries his best not to disappoint superstar Salman Khan, who is his mentor in the industry.
"He is a rock star, the best human being I have ever
met. I truly love and respect him as a person. His
contribution is great (towards my film career), his belief in
me as an actor is something I could have never thought of,"
Pulkit, 30, told PTI.
"His support means a lot to me. I do feel nervous at times
about disappointing him. I try not to let his expectations
down," he added.
Pulkit, who played a cop in Salman-starrer Jai Ho, did
manage to get noticed alongside the Dabangg star in the
action film, which released in January.
"It was a great learning experience. I started my journey
in this industry through TV. I never assisted anyone. So I
never had the opportunity to understand and read how a star
works. I am glad that with Jai Ho I got the opportunity to
witness this," he said.
The Fukrey star said he is currently going through many
"It is an exciting period I am reading several scripts,"
The actor, who made his debut in Bollywood with Bittoo
Boss, appeared next in Fukrey and Jai Ho. His upcoming
film O Teri is produced by Salman's brother-in-law Atul
When asked if he landed O Teri because of his relation
with Salman, Pulkit said, "I am thankful to bhai (as Salman is
fondly called) and Atul to support this film. To do a film
that is supported by them is a dream come true. It was bhai
who first took the narration and then Atul and Alvira".
"He was concerned what kind of work was coming my way
after Bittoo Boss and Fukrey. When I told him about this
film (O Teri) he wanted to hear the script, he liked it and
eventually things fell in place," he added.
Salman, who did a cameo in O Teri, was well aware about
the plot of the film and was very much involved with the
In O Teri, Pulkit will be playing the role of a
journalist. He went to Delhi to understand the functioning of
media offices as a part of the research for his role.
Directed by Umesh Bist, the film has been produced by
Salman's sister Alvira and her husband Atul Agnihotri.
The film which also stars newcomer Bilal Amrohi, besides
Anupam Kher and Sarah Jane Dias, is slated to release on March