'I love to be in front of the camera'

Rising star

After pursuing a bright career in modelling and winning titles like Mr. India and Kingfisher model of the year, Rajniesh Duggal forayed into Bollywood with Vikram Bhatt’s horror movie 1920. However, the actor feels that there is no difference in the two fields and it’s all about giving your best shot.

“Whatever you do, giving your 100 per cent is indispensable. Catering a live audience or the camera, both give a sense of ‘sweet pain’ and I’m loving it. When you get equal energy coming from the opposite side, it challenges you and motivates you to work harder,” Duggal tells Metrolife.

Though not much of his movies did well at the box office, but the actor never feels disheartened and holds a positive attitude towards life. He believes that mind is the strongest factor and “whatever you think, you can do it.”

“My family has given me certain values, morals and discipline. And it helps me maintain a positive attitude even towards the things that are going wrong,” says the 34-year-old.

Epitomising, the actor is all set with his next movie titled Direct Ishq starring opposite south Indian actress Nidhi Subbaiah. The movie is a romantic comedy in which Duggal will be seen playing the role of a Banarasi boy named Bicky Shukla.

In the trailers, which were out recently, the actor is seen putting on a desi avatar, with a mouthful of paan and speaking in a Bhojpuri accent. “We had caught the little-little things which are typical in the young boys of Banaras. The way they walk, talk, speak and also the sher-o-shayari. I sat with my director Rajiv S Ruia and worked  even on the smallest details. It took us a little time but once we got the hold of it, we flew,” explains Duggal.

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