Japanese Eye not too long ago spoke to Mehra in regards to the nice reception his debut movie has acquired and far more.
Having an awesome presence and thousands and thousands of followers on social media unquestionably has many perks. It may open doorways of alternatives so that you can make your manner into the appearing occupation and be the subsequent large movie or TV star. That is precisely what has occurred to web sensation Ayush Mehra. Mehra enjoys a large following on social media which has helped him bag many initiatives over the previous few years. And not too long ago, he made his movie debut with Kacchey Limbu, at present streaming on JioCinema.
Japanese Eye not too long ago spoke to Mehra in regards to the nice reception the movie has acquired from the viewers, how he bagged the half, his early days within the trade, and far more. He additionally opens up in regards to the three most vital girls in his life. Carry on studying…
How are you feeling about your debut movie Kaccha Limbu getting a great response from the viewers?
I’m actually feeling overwhelmed. The movie is getting a variety of love. It has been a month since its launch however day-after-day, I maintain getting messages. Lots of people are watching it now and , that’s the great thing about streaming platforms. You watch it at your personal comfort and everytime you need it. And this being my first movie, I get a lot love for it. Everyone seems to be telling solely good issues and it simply means loads to an individual who has began his journey in movies now. So, it’s an awesome feeling.
Inform us the way you bagged the half.
You recognize, I had been doing a variety of digital stuff, exhibits and all the things. So, I had achieved a present known as Minus One, which is mainly a YouTube present with Shubham Yogi. So, we favored working with one another and we have been like, ‘We’d work collectively once more sooner or later.” At some point, he simply known as me and mentioned, ‘I’ve a movie in my head and I wish to let you know about it.’ It was 10:30 pm and I used to be like, ‘Nice, man. Let’s speak tomorrow.’ He was like, ‘No, I wish to meet you now.’ At 11:30 pm, he narrated it to me within the automobile. He was driving and I remembered we went about all the way in which until city. He gave me a gist about my character. I fell in love with the half as a result of it isn’t that I had not been getting gives in movies but it surely was about choosing the right one and beginning with the best one. And I really feel Kaccha Limbu was that venture for me. So, I’m actually grateful and glad that it occurred with the particular person I had labored with earlier than and he favored my work. So simply thanking my stars that I saved on working and that bought me this venture.
In India, each second particular person needs to be an actor. So, was it the identical for you? How did all of it start for you?
I by no means knew that I’d turn out to be an actor. I really wished to turn out to be a footballer and all my pals have been very discouraging. They at all times used to say that I couldn’t turn out to be. After that, I joined Shiamak Davar and realized dancing as a result of my sister as a result of she wished to hitch. After that, I began gaining an curiosity in appearing. I realized dance for 2 years beneath Shiamak as knowledgeable dancer and slowly and steadily, that me too. Then as an actor, I felt that this pursuits me. After that, I turned an assistant director as a result of I wished to study this area. I wished to learn the way movies are made and all that stuff and what it takes to turn out to be an actor. After that, I assisted and it was solely after that did I realise the quantity of laborious work wanted to be an actor. Then I did theatre, then I did workshops, then I did adverts, then I did digital sketches, a couple of YouTube exhibits, then I did a couple of streaming exhibits after which lastly, now I’m part of a function movie. So, I believe the journey has been lengthy but it surely has been stunning. It has been crammed with experiences and a variety of love and lot of help from lots of people in my life who I’ve met on the way in which.
Did you help on movies or exhibits?
I used to be aiding on movies. I’ve assisted in 4 movies. One was Oh Teri, which is produced by Atul Agnihotri. Then they put me on Jai Ho however I couldn’t do loads as a result of my father was not properly. So, I left it inside two weeks after which I used to be aiding on a movie known as Raat Baaki which was produced by Dharma Productions however that movie couldn’t take off. We did the pre-production for it for 4 months. It starred Fawad Khan and Aditya Dhar was directing it however that didn’t take off. Then Aditya did Uri: The Surgical Strike and until then, I used to be doing adverts and digital sketches. However one among his assistant director’s leg bought fractured on the final leg of the capturing. Have a look at the irony! I then crammed in for 15 days, so I used to be an assistant on Uri: The Surgical Strike as properly.
How supportive have your dad and mom been in your whole journey?
They have been very comfortable and mentioned do what you wish to. They’re very useful. They’re very supportive, very sort. I believe due to my mother I’m an actor. I keep in mind my first audition had gone unhealthy and I used to be advised, ‘You’ll by no means turn out to be an actor. Get out of right here. These have been the phrases utilized by the casting director. My eyes have been filled with tears. Once I advised my mom that I don’t wish to do it anymore, she mentioned, ‘Simply go for 10 extra auditions and then you definately may give up. I used to be like, ‘Oh god, I must go for 10 auditions for the sake of my mother.’ Within the 10 auditions, I bought my first advert and after that, there was no trying again. So, I’m actually grateful that my sister advised me to bounce and my mother advised me to offer 10 auditions. It’s due to that solely I’m the place I’m. And clearly the fixed disappointment and rejections you get, all through auditioning and all that job. I really feel my pal, my girlfriend all of them have performed such an vital function in my life.
Do you keep in mind the primary appearing paycheque that you simply acquired?
After all, my first gig was for the present Chand Chupa Badal Mein, the promo of the present. So, I acquired ₹5000 for that. It was on Star Plus and I needed to play guitar and needed to kiss a lady in her hand. I used to be not capable of do it in any respect as a result of I used to be very nervous. It was ages again and it was actually a proud second for me as a result of it was my first advert.
What did you do together with your first paycheque?
I handed over the cash to my mom. I advised her I’ll do many extra adverts like this and purchase a home of my very own. Then I realised that even when you do a great deal of adverts and reserve it, shopping for a home in Mumbai is extraordinarily tough (laughs). I used to be very younger at that time limit. After getting these ₹5000, I used to be over the moon and I felt that I’ll do one thing large after that. Like I gave my cash to my mother.
You’re a well-known face immediately. Do you realise that you’re a movie star?
I nonetheless don’t really feel that I’m a star. However now that you’ve got mentioned it, thanks a lot. There have been moments in my life once I go to school, and the love I get is so good. I did my first net present on YouTube known as Mother & Co. At some point I used to be sitting in a automobile and a woman simply ran behind my automobile and I used to be like, ‘What occurred? Did I contact your automobile by mistake?’ I bought out of my automobile and requested her once more. She was like, ‘You function in Mother & Co?’ Then she launched me to his son and mentioned that she watches my present with him every day. She mentioned, ‘It means a lot to us. It’s our bonding time collectively.’ So, , that was one thing that was very candy and really endearing. I used to be like for my first present, I bought a lot love. So, I’m actually comfortable that lots of people give me a lot love on social media.
Who’s the primary particular person you textual content or name when one thing thrilling occurs?
It’s largely my girlfriend or my supervisor who’s Shivangi or Vinay. Then my dad and mom, my pals. At that second, the primary quantity that catches my eye, I simply name them. However most likely it’s my girlfriend and it’s Vinay who I share the knowledge with. So yeah, these are the 2 people who find themselves very pricey to me.
What are you at present engaged on?
Now we have now began in search of stuff. So, we hope that we land on one thing. Like the concept was for the movie to return out and as , the love we have now gotten for the movie could be very good. As a debutant actor, I’ve additionally gotten a variety of love within the movie. So, I’m simply comfortable and simply hope that the subsequent venture, I’ll let you know about it very quickly. As a result of if I reveal it, they are going to take away me from it (laughs).