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    I am playing a wonderful role in ‘Go’- Gautam

    Saturday, October 06, 2007
    Film ‘Go’, directed by Manish Srivastav, has Gautam opposite Nisha Kothari coming from a family of businessmen who own film studios in Mumbai. He makes his debut as an actor with RGV''s latest offering, ‘Go’. One thing Gautam has Going for him is his confidence. He was born in Mumbai.

    Tell us about your first film ‘Go’?

    It's an action movie. It's unique for me because I'm starting my career with this movie. I'm playing the role of a young man, who follows his heart. He leaves his parents to prove a point, but he soon realizes that he needs to learn some lessons himself.

    So, which movie of RGV films is your favorite?

    “I like all his movies but my favorite RGV film is Rangeela. I also liked Sarkar. I wish, I would have been a part of Rangeela,” says Gautam.

    It's really tough for newcomers to get such filmmakers, won’t you feel lucky to be apart of RGV with our first film? And how did you get this film?

    Of course, it is my luck that he has chosen me for this film and has not changed the way I look, but, at the same time I'm grateful to director Manish who suggested my name to him. As a struggling actor, you meet several people for jobs and I met Ramu ji and shown my pictures to him. “He liked my attitude. I was not all dressed up to impress and that’s what did the job,” says Gautam.

    How was your work experience with Nisha Kothari?

    She never let me feel like a newcomer to this industry. There are some excellent moments with her in this film and I thought I couldn't do them. However, when the camera rolled, we went through those scenes without any embarrassment and most of the credit goes to Nisha for that.

    Tell us a little about yourself?

    I'm a Mumbaiya. I studied in Velam, a boarding school at Dehradun, and then I completed my B.Com from Sydenham. I continued my education abroad. I trained at Barry John's acting school. In fact, I even learnt Kathak and Bharatnatyam dance forms. My father told me that he would finance my films but he would never introduce me to any director.

    So it was your childhood aim to become an actor?

    I have always wanted to be an actor.

    There are so many new faces coming into the industry. Do you see them as your competitors?

    Every newcomer comes with his own skills. There is never going to be a short of actors in a country like India. Everyone has a different platform. I don’t want to compare myself with anyone.

    Ramu always provides a second chance to his actors. Is it the same with you?

    Yes, I'm going to work in another RGV movie. Once the paper work is complete we'll start shooting.

    Gautam Gupta in Go...what is with the 'G' factor?

    Even I'm also thinking...its just a co-incidence.

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