January 9, 2022
Himanshu Malhotra is a very well known name in the entertainment industry of India. He is an Actor, dancer, social worker and a motivational speaker. Himanshu Malhotra was also seen in many Indian serials, reality shows and movies. He also grabbed the NACH BALIYE trophy in 2015 and also a contestant of KHATRON KE KHILADI: FEAR FACTOR in 2016. He was also seen in the recently released movie ‘SHERSHAH”, playing the role of Captain Rajeev Kapoor.
Here are some questions we asked Himanshu about his journey till date.
Himanshu Malhotra: For me everyday is a new day. Usually what people do is they make their past, their present and spoil their future thinking of that. I am still not at the stage where I can consider every moment of my life as a new moment but still I try to make every day of my life productive.
Himanshu Malhotra: The desire of being famous was the first motive of mine to step in the industry. I used to play cricket in my childhood, and dreamt to have a successful career in the same. But wasn’t successful in that, then thought to try acting as I was already into dancing. Basically all this started just to get fame, also it was very immature as all these incidents happened when I was 18 or 19 years old. But eventually you realize that all the arts such as acting and dancing are way beyond being famous. Its magical, its spiritual!
Himanshu Malhotra: I never consider myself a motivational speaker. It’s the people who calls me motivational speaker. I just share my experiences with my life that I have gone through, maybe as a friend, a mentor, a teacher or an elder brother, or whatever. This is the reason why we call organization a, ‘ SHARE AND GROW INITIATIVE’ , and our tagline is ‘ we share, we grow’.
We cannot actually motivate anyone, we can only inspire someone by something deep from our past experiences. I believe that the rule of universe is that if have done something wrong, I realize it and tell you not to make the same mistake, to make your life better, that is how we co-exist in universe. The same is done by our family, parents, elders etc. if somehow I can help you transform you, add value to your life, society, mankind, than I am happy.
Himanshu Malhotra: The biggest myth that exists is that the people are wrong, bad influences, bad industry, but its simple that people are not bad or wrong it’s the situation which makes a person right or wrong, good or bad. Some people rise and some people fall due to these situations or circumstances. Everything is easily visible in the Film industry and thr Television industry due to the following of the celebrities and stars. Everyone makes mistakes in their life either me or you, the mistakes bu celebs are highlighted and exagarated which create rumours.
Himashu Malhotra: Firstly, I would salute to the courage, the enthusiasm, the spirit of the Army men for their selfless duty towads the country. We were blessed to be around them, the trained us, shared us many experiences and incidents, the discipline and willpower. It was the most pleasurable and enriching experience of our life. The whole team of Shershah is blessed and thankful for such experience.
The best part was it was loved by the people at a great extent. We were a bit nervous related the release of the movie on Amazon, we thought that cinema halls would have been a better place. But we were blessed by the soul of late Captain Vikram Batra sir that the movie was a huge success after the release. The IMDB ratings, tags on post, online appreciation made it all worth it at the last. A great thank you to Dharma Production, Amazon Prime and whole team. Shooting in Palampur and Kargil was a the most cherishing experience of our life.
Himashu Malhotra: A show named ‘BHAGOMALI’ , which was telecasted a few years back, had a character named ‘ GUDDU SHUKLA’, who is still appreciated. It was a very beautiful show, though it was a difficult task to shoot it back then. Still the character was very deep and had touched my heart and has taught many things for my acting, this was the most memorable role I played.
Talking about the role which I think didn’t suited me was in the movie, ‘ WAJAH TUM HO’ by T-Series. I was playing the negative character, which had a rape sequence on a women which I think didn’t got well with me.
Himanshu: Make your skills your first priority. People think looks and body would help them ti be well established but it is not the scenario. You need to come prepared as no-one wants to teach you, they wants you to come prepared. Learn dancing, attend workshops, do theatre, this would help you build skills and your portfolio. Looks and physical fitness are just a part of acting. It is required at some points but the skills needs to be your first priority. Secondly, don’t get demotivated. The sparkle, the parties, the failures etc would distract you but you need to keep in mind what got you here. You left your family, your city, town just to live your dream and follow it, so stay focused and concentrated.
Himanshu: Definitely I would choose reality shows over all the other three, especially dance reality shows as I am fond of dancing. I think reality shows are the only platform where you can showcase you talent. It gives you your identity. You don’t want to be known by a character you played, you want to be known by your name and that is what reality shows helps you to get. We play character to be known that this person played the character.
Himanshu: The experience with the show was actually very intresting. I remembered the first stunt I peformed in which I was hooked up on the 18th floor of a building and I need to jump up on a sheet. I think that this show connects you to yourself. When you are about the peform a task facing your fear, you get many thoughts in you head, this helps you to know youself, it helps you to overcome you fear, it helps you to control your anger and negative thoughts. I think this is the most beautiful part of the show.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Himanshu: I think my wife, Amruta Malhotra is the biggest inspiration and motivator for me! At the time of Khatron Ke Khiladi, when I was nervous, I had a fear, I didn’t knew swimming, at that time she was the one who said me that you can do it. She has always pushed me in one way or other to do various tasks. She believes in trying and getting experience wether you succeed or not that is not the point at the beginning, just try and get experience. Rather than her all the people who achieves something escaping their boundries motivates me, wether it be Hritik Roshan, Amitabh Bacchan, M.S Dhoni and so on. Kind people are the best in inspiring.
Himanshu: I would love to do dancing with the stars, that is JHALAK DIKHLAJA, whenever it happens.
And talking about any biopic then I woulf like to to a biopic on any athlete. Neeraj Chopra would be a wonderfull personality to have a biopic on and I would look forward for it.
Himanshu: It is a proud moment for all of us. With the help of a few such personalities we uplift our country. There is some kind of a pressure which the society puts on us regarding these kind of sports, and it needs a great spirit and courage to tear it apart and rise with flying colours. A salute to the players who brought gold, silver and bronze for the country.
Himanshu: I personally am very fond of sweet food items, so Puran-Poli is currently my favourite maharastrian food item. My mother-in-law makes it everytime for me and I enjoy eating it a lot. Sometimes I start my day with Poha as well which I also enjoy eating. Being a Punjabi it was a bit amazing for me people eating Poha and Pav Bhaji in the breakfast.
I eat staple homemade food and avoid packed and processed food.
Himanshu: I actually want to visit Bhutan once. I have heard that is a very beautiful country. If we talk about travelling in the nation then I would love to explore the eastern side of the country Darjeling, Shillong, Gangtok and ofcourse Kedarnath is a dream place for every Indian to visit. I will plan to visit it soon with my friends.
LIFE LESSONS YOU LEARN FROM THESE THREE FOLLOWING:
Himanshu: If you want to be extraordinary then you need to go through the line of being ordinary.
COMPETING IN NACH BALIYE:
Himanshu: Don’t focus on the result, focus on the process.
CINESTARS KI KHOJ:
Himanshu: See an platform as an opportunity, life does not ends there. Don’t get demotivated with failure.
ONE PRESONAL MOTIVATION MESSAGE FOR THE PEOPLE.
Himanshu: I see a lot of people who stays distracted continuously. I will say that complete the task you start. We usually start one task then get distracted and leave it. We don’t need to do this, once we start the task try to complete it.
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