Sayush makes debut with web series

Last Updated : 22 March 2018, 12:20 IST
Last Updated : 22 March 2018, 12:20 IST
Last Updated : 22 March 2018, 12:20 IST
Last Updated : 22 March 2018, 12:20 IST

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He has walked the ramp for some of the top-notch designers in the country. He then moved on to appear in television commercials and print ads. With a dream to do more than modelling, actor Sayush S Nayyar started his career with short films 'Happy Married Life' and 'The Last Kiss'.

He is currently seen in the web series 'Spotlight 2', written by Vikram Bhatt and director by Sidhant Sachdev. In a chat with Surupasree Sarmmah, Sayush talks about his entry into the industry and his plans of hitting the silver screen.

From entering into the industry as a model to acting in short films and now web series, how has been your journey so far?

I got into modelling when I was studying in Pune. One of the leading modelling agencies signed me and that's when my journey started. After walking for various top designers and after a successful modelling career, I felt I should move up the ladder.

This thought brought me to Mumbai and I tried my luck in various television commercials and print advertisements. Alongside, I also attended acting workshops and film courses. I soon got into the casting department of Yash Raj Films to learn the tricks of the trade. It has been five years in Mumbai since then and life is good here.

How would you describe your success story?

More success is yet to come. I just need to keep working hard to make a mark.

How does it feel to be launched by one of the greatest filmmakers of the industry?

To have a dream to play the role of a quintessential good guy of Hindi films and then getting that opportunity, where a person like Vikram Bhatt is there to back it up, this feeling is great and like a dream come true.

You have already worked in two short films -- 'Happy Married Life' and 'The Last Kiss'. How has 'Spotlight 2' been different?

While working on the short films, I was mostly around familiar spaces and faces, but 'Spotlight 2' was a different ball game. Going to the sets every day, having so many experienced people around, made me learn from them. I enjoyed what I was doing a lot more and worked harder to better my craft.

Any learning experience through the making, that you would like to share?

There are a lot of such experiences. I was shooting for a climax scene where I had to cry, but this was something new to me. My director came up to me and told me to get comfortable in my zone and give it my best. In fact, Karan V Grover to helped me a lot by talking to me about his own experiences of method acting. Everybody on the sets was extremely helpful. When you have such a great cast, it is natural to perform better.

Are there any Bollywood dreams in the making?

Yes, of course. That has always been there. Just waiting for the right time for the good news. Right now, I don't want to jinx it! (Laughs)

How was your life before entering the industry?

My life was quite simple. I am a guy from the business background from Punjab. Until someone spotted me in Pune and offered me to be a model. If not an actor I would have definitely have been a businessman.

What is your biggest fear?

Losing someone close to me.

Published 22 March 2018, 12:20 IST

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