A way with words

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A way with words

He started his television career with ‘UTV Bindass’s Big Switch Season 3’. And now, Sushant Divgikar has many feathers in his cap — of a model, actor, performer and a VJ.

The list doesn’t end there. He is also a certified Psychologist and the winner of the title ‘Mr Gay India 2014’.  Sushant is all prepped up to perform in the city today at the Hard Rock Cafe.


In a chat with Surupasree Sarmmah, the talented artiste talks about his journey in the industry and gets vocal about his biggest fear and more.

You started your career with ‘Big Switch’ and then ‘Bigg Boss’ happened... how has the journey been?
I never thought I would be in the entertainment industry. Even though I was interested in Psychology, dancing and singing was always a passion. Later, I got a scholarship at a dance academy and then I started doing stage shows, slowly exploring my singing skills also. One thing led to the other and here
I am today, doing what I do the best.  

How was your stay in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house?
It was a lot of fun. I was just 23 years old at that time and was perhaps the youngest member. I used to wake up late and generally be on my own. That season of the show had some amazing people. The best part was that no one bothered about one’s orientation. That, for me, was quite an exhilarating experience.

You are the first LGBT artiste to perform at Hard Rock Cafe. Your thoughts on that.
I believe we need more spaces like this. I have performed here as a guest artiste many times. This place always welcomes everybody.

Your biggest fear...
The fear of not trying. 

If you get a free ticket for a vacation for two people, where  would you go and with whom?
Amsterdam. I would perhaps exchange the second ticket and go alone twice. 

What is the first thing you say to yourself in the morning, looking at the mirror?
You are beautiful. Even if other’s don’t say these words to you, always remind yourself.

The craziest thing you have ever done...
I partied all night and then went on stage the next day to perform. 

The most annoying habit of yours...
The fact that I sleep a lot. It’s like I sit down for two minutes and I doze off. 

What is that one thing your are tired of answering...
Are you really gay? 

Your most searched word on Google...
Adam Levine. (laughs) 

What would your autobiography be called?
‘Little boy with big dreams.’

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