Remember the extremely adorable ‘Chota baccha' from MASOOM? That baccha has now grown up and become an absolutely hot and dashing person. We in fact saw his chiseled body in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2. Yes, we are talking about Omkar Kapoor, who after his stints as a child actor, has finally entered Bollywood once again as a grown up artist with PKP 2.
Speaking about how dancing was the reason he entered Bollywood, Omkar in an interview with us said, “I enjoyed dancing even back then, and enjoy it now too. Actually, my career started with dance only. It was a fluke. There was a local orchestra happening in my area and I happened to participate. My dad's friend was watching me and he thought I was talented and knew dancing well. He asked my father if I can act in his film. And dad gave his nod. So I just genuinely enjoyed dancing since childhood. I used to travel and my mom used to tell me this funny incident that I used to dance even on the railway station while waiting for the train to arrive.”
Further telling us about his journey, Omkar said, “As a child actor, I did a lot of movies. I started off with a film MASOOM which came in 1996 that had the song ‘Chota baccha' which became a hit and was my claim to fame. Post that, I did a lot of films – JUDAAI which starred Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, JUDWAA, HERO NO 1, GHOONGHAT, CHAAHAT with Shah Rukh, MELA with Aamir. So I had a span of 8-10 years as a child actor and did around 14-15 films at that time.”
“After that I finished my education and realized that filmmaking had changed a lot. So I started assisting in direction for some time. I assisted Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali on SAAWARIYA for a year and a half, Farah Khan on TEES MAAR KHAN, Ahmed Khan as assistant choreographer for a time span. That period gave me a right kind of schooling to become an actor, which I always wanted. Once I realized that I've learnt a bit, I started my struggle because I would get a film after 2-3 years. Then I happened to bag PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 on my own merit completely and it was a great turnout for me,” added Omkar.
We agree, Omkar. And the wait has definitely paid off, knowing that PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 is on everybody's mind these days.
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