Harvardhan Rane has become the talk of the town after his sizzling hot role in the recent film ‘Haseen Dillruba’. The actor, who has previously made appearances in films like ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ and ‘Paltan’ in Hindi, apart from a few Telugu films, now recalls his earlier days of struggle before entering showbiz.
To follow his passions, Harshvardhan ran away from home at the age of 15-16 with just Rs 200 in his pocket. And then, he took up some jobs as a waiter, courier boy, at an STD booth, cyber cafe, and even assisted a DJ to make ends meet.
Later, he also joined a call centre to learn English for free as, at that time people would say it’s important to know English well. “So, it became my goal to learn the language. I looked around for coaching classes, but I didn’t have money to pay for them. So, I joined a call centre. At call centres, they used to give training in soft skills and English,” he told ‘Free Press Journal’. He also said that to learn call centre-level English, he listened to the radio or international news channels.
“After five-six months, I cracked an interview. I jumped call centres to get the training and learn English for free; and got paid for it too! Back then, English was of utmost importance. Thankfully, things have now changed. Hindi is also getting the respect that it deserves because of actors like Amitabh Bachchan,” he shares with the media outlet.