Himanshu Ashok Malhotra is a multi talented celebrity of Bollywood. He is a dancer, actor, producer, an anchor and a speaker as well. In the film “wajah tum ho”. Himanshu Ashok Malhotra made his film debut and his role highly appreciated by the film fraternity. To maintain our tradition of sharing interviews of celebrities, we hunt a special talent like him, Mirch Masala TV anchor Miss Rubab Sahar caught him in Dubai to take his interview. Here we are going to share HIMANSHU Ashok Malhotra’s words while he say during his interview with us.
Interview of Himanshu Ashok Malhotra by Rubab Sahar
MMT: Mirch Masala TV
HAM: Himanshu Ashok Malhotra
MMT: Himanshu Ashok Malhotra please tell our team about yourself?
HAM: I am an actor, a producer, a dancer, an anchor and speaker as well. Also, I am working with Indian television for more than fourteen years to host different television shows. I am the winner of “Nach Baliye” season 7; I was also a contestant of “Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 7” I made my Bollywood’s film debut ‘Wajah tum ho’ in the year 2016. Now, I am shooting a show for Star network; which will telecast in February – March 2018.
MMT: What you feel after doing the movie ‘In the Shadows’?
HAM: The movie has been a fantastic experience for me because it is the first time I am working as an associate producer in this film. Our film “In the Shadows” recently screened at Dubai International Film Festival, alongside Indian ambassador UAE Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri, & Mr. Faizal Al Zarooni, the CEO of Al Zarooni Corporation. The response was fantastic and fortunately everyone raved good reviews about our film.
MMT: What was your experience when you find your movie in Dubai International Film festival?
HAM: It was a fantastic experience, and only two Indian films were screened at Dubai International film festival, one was ours, and other was ” The Song of scorpions.” Indeed a prestigious & exhilarating moment for our film. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
MMT: What is the central theme of the story of the film?
HAM: The story basically set in old Delhi. We shot there for almost 42 days. Moreover, this film is a realistic fiction. A dark psychological drama set in the by lanes of old Delhi. In the walled city of old Delhi, a reclusive shopkeeper played by Mr. Manoj Bajpayee , spends his days obsessively watching people through hidden closed-circuit cameras. When he overhears a boy being beaten, he begins to search for the child frantically. As he becomes lost in the twisted alleys of the city and recesses of his mind, his grasps on reality falter, until he eventually stumbles across a shocking truth.
MMT: What are the memorable moments of movie making process? Do you face any difficulties or problems while shooting the movie?
HAM: Memorable moments during the filmmaking process is always there, Lots of incidents usually keep occurring. I remember, while shooting in Old Delhi it was really a tough task, because we did not have a fixed set. We had locations, and those locations were always very crowded and congested, We had hardly any space for people to move around but we were managing those situations, fortunately the end result is fantastic, we are very thankful to a DOP named KAI, who has been a fantastic guy. We brought him on board and the texture that he has given to the film is amazing. The shooting was really really tough. But you know at the end of the day, the product is brilliant, so we are extremely proud of it.
MMT: What do you do in your spare time and what your hobbies are?
In my spare time, I like reading non-fiction like biographies, history, religion, spirituality, and self-help. Reading makes me empathetic as I gain a better understanding of people and the world.
Music is my best friend after books. I feel Music is an art that touches person’s heart and soul without much effort. It works as a therapist to me. More inclined to Bollywood songs, Sufi, ghazals fusion and the songs with beautiful lyrics and melody. My favorite singers are Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam, and Mohit Chauhan.
I truly enjoy traveling and exploring as it helps me connect with new people and enriches my soul. I believe that books elevate our knowledge and meeting people amplifies our experience.
MMT: Who is your favorite actor?
HAM: My favorite actor is Mr. Amitabh Bachchan; he signifies the epitome of talent, craft, skill, hard work, perseverance success. He’s been there for the past 40 years, and I am sure he is going to be there for another few years as well. He has been standing tall in terms of respect, dignity, style, and talent. Apart from him I adore entirely the work of Irfan Khan who I feel has now become a magical actor, his presence and his intuitiveness is something on another level, so if given a chance would definitely want to work with these two actors.
MMT: Himanshu Ashok Malhotra also tell us about your favorite directors and their work?
I admire the work of Mr. Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra. He is a fantastic director and talented person. He, of course, is a genius director who directed classics like Rang de Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Apart from that I absolutely love the work of Shimit Amin, the director of CHAK DE INDIA, IMTIAZ ALI, and Rajkumar Hirani; these are fantastic directors. I truly love their work.
Besides this, I absolutely adore the work created by another genius called Sanjay Leela Bhansali who captivates every frame as if it’s a painting like Bajirao Mastani, Ram Leela, black, Devdas, they have been masterpieces in their own respect. And now I have my best friend and filmmaker DIPESH JAIN who himself is an incredibly talented, a master & extremely skillful at his craft, After watching the film I can clearly say that he’s a talent to be watched out for in the years to come, he is another genius in the making.
MMT: Do you want to give any message to your fans?
To my fans, I just want to tell them that we have an organization called “Share and Grow” through which we want to help people, guide and mentor them. Their issues & problems, we would like to listen to them and try and find a solution for that together.
Also, unfortunately, we live in a herd mentality so the idea here is to separate each human being from the herd mentality and try and help them out to find their unique potential so that they can rise above themselves and be a better human being and a better citizen of their country.
It indeed is a kind of payback from our organisation to the society. At present, especially with the influx of social media and so much information at our doorstep everyday; people are getting confused all the time, so the idea is to remove the confusion and bring out a more precise picture in their lives which can enhance their lives and help them deal with their situations positively . Also, the idea here is to meet people from varied regions, religions, community, caste, creed, country so that we can support each other and enrich ourselves with all the wisdom and intellect that we all have collected over a period of time in our lives.
I am requesting all my fans to please be a part of this organization and help each other grow.