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Manish Raisinghan: I’m Greedy To Play Any Good Role Offered

Manish Raisinghan: I’m Greedy To Play Any Good Role Offered










Report by: JAVED KANA

Charming and charismatic may be superlatives that define Manish Raisinghan. However, beyond the good looks is a soft-spoken, friendly and talented actor. Having risen the ranks from the ramp to acting, hosting and now filmmaking, here’s a multi-talented personality for whom sky is definitely the limit.

Making his debut as a host of the IIFA Green Carpet and the IIFA Weekend, Manish Raisinghan and I indulged in this tete-a-tete of khichdi at a popular restaurant in Bangkok last month.

Manish turns a year older on 22nd July. Here’s wishing him a glorious future ahead. Over to Manish…

This is the first time you are hosting the IIFA Weekend with Colors TV. How much of Bangkok have you explored so far?

Yes, I’m doing the green carpet and the IIFA Weekend. I have explored Bangkok a couple of times before with a few friends who stay here. I love Bangkok but some of the surrounding islands like Phi Phi or Phuket are my favourite to go to for a retreat. This time I’m going to do a diving course. I have been water phobic since childhood so I try to overcome the phobia. When I found out that I couldn’t swim due to the phobia, I took it upon myself to overcome it. Hence I take up water sports whenever the opportunity arises.

Shouldn’t you be doing Khatron Ke Khiladi then?

Khatron Ke Khiladi and Bigg Boss are the two shows I won’t be doing. My parents would not allow me to do the shows. Every time I have been approached, I have had to decline. I also don’t think I have the temperament to be in Khatron Ke Khiladi. I appreciate the people who can (do these shows) but it’s not for me.

Okay, so what’s coming up on the work front from your side?

There’s something really huge happening that I can’t talk about right now. But, I can tell you my short film has been qualified for Oscars 2019. It’s called, ‘Now You Listen.’ It’s about incest and child molestation. It tell the story of how suffocated a child feels when he or she isn’t heard by the parents. It’s an amazing project. There are a couple of other projects too, hopefully when the time is right, I will announce them.

Are TV serials (daily soaps) out of question for you now?

I’m really not getting the time for serials. Daily soaps require a lot of your time and dedication. Even when you have to take your vacation, you are limited to about 10 days or so.

Also, my other commitments are taking up a lot of my time so I feel I won’t do daily soaps justice. Trust me, working 12 hours in Bangkok (for the IIFA Weekend) at the moment feels like luxury to me! 

Beyond the famous TV personality, who would you say Manish Raisinghan is?

I’m a happy-go-lucky person. I live most of my life following my heart. Wherever the mind is needed, I run away from it! They say I’m child-like and I prefer to be like that. Just work, friends and family… that’s how I’m about. I’m a big foodie too and like to experiment with different culinary delights.

Who is your favourite actor?

I love Shah Rukh Khan. He is a self-made man. I follow his interviews because he has something great to say every time. He learns from his life and puts it in his interviews in wittiest format ever. He has a different perspective to life.

Any dream roles you would like to play in the near future?

I’m greedy. I’d like to play varied roles, be it SRK in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju. I want to do every good role that comes my way!


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