Working on the big screen is every actor's dream. While many actors begin their journey on the television screen and aim to make it in Bollywood, many television actors have managed to rule both platforms with their impeccable performances and memorable characters.
TV actors talk about the strong characters that they played in films, which left a lasting impression in the audience's mind.
As a child, being captivated by actors on the grand silver screen always fuelled my aspirations, and I made a solemn promise to follow in their footsteps one day. As my acting journey unfolded, I had the privilege of making several briefs yet memorable appearances in prominent movies alongside esteemed actors. However, the most cherished among them was the opportunity to work on ‘Little Buddha’ alongside the incredible Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves, a remarkable and down-to-earth performer, made the experience special. It marked a significant milestone in my career, albeit in a small way. Subsequently, I enjoyed a cameo role alongside the iconic Judi Dench in ‘The Great Exotic Marigold Hotel’. It was a substantial part where I shared dialogues with the film's leads, leaving an impression on those who have witnessed the movie. Furthermore, I ventured into diverse roles in Hindi cinema, television productions, and OTT platforms. Each opportunity to be part of such remarkable films is a stepping stone towards my stardom, an invaluable treasure that will forever resonate in my heart.
Being part of the silver screen had always been a cherished dream of mine. I got my first taste of it with a cameo role in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’, alongside the talented Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. However, there was a substantial gap and a period of struggle following that. Despite the challenges, I persevered, and opportunities started coming my way. I took on a few films during that time. Yet, one of my most remarkable experiences in acting was sharing the screen with the esteemed Pankaj Tripathi Ji and the humble Kartik Aaryan in ‘Lukka Chuppi’. In the movie, I portrayed the role of Guddu's (Kartik Aaryan) elder brother, who held a deep affection for his youngest sibling. Kartik's kindness and down-to-earth nature made him more than just a co-star; he became my true brother. After shooting, he would address me as 'bhaiya' (brother) and introduce me to his family. During our free time, we would bond over cricket matches and relish delicious meals together. When I finally saw myself on the big screen, our genuine bond translated beautifully on screen. Even today, people fondly remember me as Guddu's brother from the film, and I genuinely enjoy the love and attention from fans.
My character of Manmohan Tiwari in ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai’ has become a household name now, and I cannot thank the viewers enough for showing this much love and admiration to it. The character has resonated so beautifully that people often call me Tiwari Ji instead of Rohitashv. But before this, I worked on several films. Throughout my career, I had the privilege of starring in numerous films alongside exceptional actors. Despite playing various characters, including Tiwari Ji, I am most recognized for my portrayal as the coconut seller in the iconic scene from ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’. That scene holds great importance in the film and my journey. It was a delightful and surreal experience to share screen space with the late Sunil Dutt Ji and the brilliant Boman Irani Ji. I never imagined my brief presence in the film would garner such immense popularity. Even today, people fondly recall me from ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’. This unexpected recognition has been a dream come true for me. As an actor, I firmly believe that screen time should not be a primary concern; rather, it's the impactfulness of the character that truly matters.