Did you know? Ronit Roy was once Aamir Khan’s bodyguard; says, “He started the ball rolling for me”
Ronit Roy is one of the most talented actors in the industry. He has given some really powerful characters in films, TV shows and even web series. But, the actor has had his fair share of struggle. Ronit recently spoke about being Aamir Khan‘s bodyguard in his early days and how a junior artist was more preferred over him.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Ronit revealed that he was Aamir’s bodyguard for two years and that he was thankful for that time. He said, “I had the good fortune of being with Aamir Khan for two years. I was his bodyguard. I started my company because I had no work, so I had to do something. I was fortunate to spend time with Aamir and learnt what is diligence and drive for work. In many ways, Aamir started the ball rolling for me. He opened those windows for me and then I stopped caring about big cars and apartments. I then wanted to learn my craft. Very, fortunately, that was the time when Ekta Kapoor came to my life with two of the biggest shows and since then it has been a learning process and it hasn’t stopped as yet.”
Talking about facing criticism in the start of his career, Ronit said he faced quite a bit of rejection, “My manager was once told that why should we cast Ronit Roy? Junior artists are better than him. I had not understood then. Today, I understand what he meant and it was very hurtful but that man did me a favour. Two years back, that same man offered me a film and I did not do it because it was a bad film. He woke me from a slumber and made me work harder on myself.”
Ronit is currently seen in the second season of ‘Hostages’ that also stars Divya Dutta, Shibani Dandekar, Shweta Basu Prasad and Dino Morea among others.