Talented actor Neil Bhatt has completed 10 successful years in the industry as an actor, and aims to have many more such rocking years ahead!!
Neil who started his career as a dancer with shows Kaboom and Boogie Woogie has now gone back to his roots, and has been spending quality time working on his dance skills. He recently posted a video of the number ‘Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani’, which he choreographed. Viewers have liked it a lot and he is now being showered by praises.
Says Neil, “I specialize in hip-hop and house dancing. I choreographed the song and shot the video on my house terrace. I am getting great views for it. I will keep this up and will post videos regularly. As you would know, I started my career as a dancer, and when the actor took centre stage, I had to stop my dance. I am doing what I like now, but acting will always remain my passion.”
Neil’s noteworthy TV shows include 12/24 Karol Bagh, Gulaal, Ramayan, Diya Aur Baati Hum, Tum Hi Ho Bandhu Sakha Tumhi.
Talking about his 10 years long career, Neil looks back at his journey and states, “I am here today, after being appreciated for whatever I have done in the past. This industry has treated me well, given me lot of love, respect, name, fame and money. I have learned so much as to how to be patient and how to be compassionate to people. At times, the rigours of the industry tend to make people so self-absorbed. But I believe that one needs to have small acts of kindness in life. Overall, it has been a nice experience; I will want to have more decades like this (smiles).”
“I have loved all the roles I have taken up, but the standout role for me has to be Kesar in Gulaal. It has been a fan favourite role and my favourite too. Also of the recent lot, I have liked playing Zakir in Diya Aur Baati Hum,” he says on the roles.
Neil is in talks for few Gujarati films. However, this does not keep him away from television. “Even when I did my first film Bhanwar, people really thought I was gone from television. But this was a misconception. I cannot leave TV completely. TV has actually changed a lot now, and there is so much scope for an actor.”
On embracing the digital medium, Neil avers, “In fact, years back, I wanted to do either TV or films. But over the years I have realized that an actor has to welcome any medium. Maturity has taught me this. I am open to work whether it is films, TV or the web space.”
Neil, may you get back with a bang!!