Adhyayan Suman recently grabbed news for his stint in Prakash Jha's Aashram essentially starring Bobby Deol. The actor was also in the news when his name alongside Kangana Ranaut hit the headlines after the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. The whole scene turned ugly again and Adhyayan Suman had spoken out against connecting his name with Kangana Ranaut. And now after his stint in Aashram as Tinka Singh, the actor spoke about how his journey into the films has not been easy. Adhyayan Suman opened up about his struggles, the pressure of being a star kid, his battle with depression, not getting the right work to getting anxiety where he had hit rock bottom.
"I think I've spoken a lot about the fact of about my depression and anxiety. And that is obviously correlated to the fact that the work wasn't happening. There were certain perceptions being created my name being linked up for so many years to people, I didn't want to be associated with... there's a lot that happened over these years, which of course, was an amazing journey to learn from," Adhyayan Suman told ETimes.
The Heartless actor said that he wants to focus on positive things in life and throw away all the negativity. "I've learned to not regret anything. There were difficult things for us to come out of. And for me, that is victory. For me, that is success - the fact that I've survived and I've come out of it. I'm working again. And that's why I keep saying that I can't be more thankful. Why I'm not elaborating on the about my past because it's gone, it's done. You know, I just want you to know that it was a tough phase, but it's over now. So there's no point discussing negative things in life anymore," he added.
Adhyayan revealed how music helped him to overcome the tough phase and also got him work. "Music happened to me at a point where I was not getting enough work as an actor. Honestly speaking, that there's nothing to lie about it and I was at a point where I was at my wit's end," he said while adding, "And I was thinking, what the hell am I gonna do now, you know, I'm 30 and nothing’s happening and it's not moving forward. I began very early in my career. I've had my own set of bumps and stuff like that. And I've been fighting that depression, anxiety issues, problems, personal professional, then a point arose, 'boss, you need to come out of this, if people are not going to give you work, you need to create work for yourself so that people eventually notice you and give you work' ..My entire goal is to always be an actor first."
Adhyayan revealed that it was his music that got him Aashram, "Music happened and then music also became life. And then the music started doing extremely well. And because of music, I have also been able to get 'Aashram'. Because, I was feeling so anxious, and so depressed a couple of years ago,.. music really helped me calm down, and stay focused, and I had faith. And that faith has always been there. And I'm glad that even people have... I wouldn't call myself the biggest star in the country right now. But it's just a beginning."
The actor also opened up on nepotism in the industry and what would his reaction be if in the future his kids want to be actors. "They can, they can take up whatever they want. You know, just like my father has given me the liberty to do what I want in life. He knows that I would never, cross my boundaries, and I will do the right thing. And he knows how passionate I am about my work. And if I see a sense of passion in my children, in whatever they want to do in the future, I'm okay. They can do whatever they want. It's their life," Adhyayan said.
He also dished out advice for aspiring actors. "The first thing is that you have to understand, not be diluted, not be too arrogant about who you are. And the most important part is to keep working and to keep bettering your craft. I think that's very, very important. And I believe that fact that the more you work, the better you get in life. And just be honest, just be sincere to your characters, and morales. Don't try too hard. Don't try to look too cool. It's not about six-packs. It is about the fact that you will be able to touch people's hearts. Be sincere with every character that you play so that people relate to that and that's about it. There's no hard and fast rule to being an actor but just be sincere. That's all I have to say," he added before signing off.
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