Rohit Saraf arrived in Bollywood with a bang as the younger brother of Alia Bhatt in the coming-of-age film Dear Zindagi. Since then, there is no looking back. At 24, Rohit is hailed as the National Crush and the most-adored chocolate boy in tinsel town. Be it the web show Mismatched or the much-acclaimed film Ludo, it is hard to ignore his charming looks. Talking to PeepingMoon about his 'chocolate boy' image, Rohit said he doesn't mind carrying it along. But he was quick to add that his aim is to try different projects.
"I don't want to discount this at any point. It's beautiful what I have right now. To say that I don't care about this because it's coming in the way of me being an actor is unfair. I'm aware of the fact that with every project that I do, I'm building a character for myself. A character that is Rohit and not the ones that I play. The people who are associated with me right now- my fans, support me because they like something about me in that character. I want to do similar parts and not leave it behind me because I really enjoy playing the quintessential, romantic boy," Rohit told.
He further added that he wants to choose a project that helps him expand and show his range as an actor. "It is my priority right now to also choose projects that help me expand as an actor and show my diversity. I feel I have so much more to give and I'm waiting for such projects to come my way and I can tap into that potential and showcase it. It will be a mix of both. I want to continue playing quintessential romantic boy but at the same time, I want to do roles where they need me to look like a completely different person," Rohit shared.
Talking about his first film which never released, the actor said, "I was playing a boy from Jamshedpur with a proper thick accent. I loved it to a point where I started believing that there is a part of me that belongs there. I want to continue doing those parts. For me as an actor, beyond a point, if I'm playing such characters, it doesn't help me grow as a person. I'll become complacent as a human being and artist. I don't want that. The day complacency hits, that's where the downhill will begin."
Watch the interview here: