Gaurav Dwivedi is a Bollywood method actor and a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India. His work includes lead roles in films “Rang Rasiya” and “Bombay Summer”. Both films are critically acclaimed and have won many awards. He also did a short film titled “Still Voices”. Dwivedi has worked with Ketan Mehta and Phat Phish Pictures. He has many years of theater experience, and has worked with directors like M. K. Raina, Ranjeet Kapoor, Ram Gopal Bajaj, and N. K. Sharma.
Interview by Gloria Star
Welcome to OpenBeast. Tell us about yourself.
I am still trying to make my way into this colorful Hindi Film Industry. Thankfully, Rang Rasiya started it on a good note. I can’t express any particular emotion, Rang Rasiya’s release after the entire trial and tribulations of six years has made an agnostic like me into a Believer! No matter how much you enjoy the other mediums but the kind of visceral sensation ‘Cinema’ invokes is hard to feel anywhere else. If art is passion then cinema is execution of that passion.
How did you transition from engineering to the film industry?
Impulse and instinct.
Tell us more about your experience in the film industry.
Imagine somebody good in his school, then in that city and then the entire nation; like anybody and any field, the above progression will and should take some time; but that time is the toughest thing to pass. Perseverance and focus with or without a catalyst or vice on your own discretion!
Tell us about your film Rang Rasiya.
Rang Rasiya is a colorful trip of India through History.
Bombay Summer was my second film and Rang Rasiya was, ‘how I lost my virginity’. First kiss is always the [best], fear and thrill. I behaved like a sixteen year old hot chick (Drug Peddler Zakir) in her super free flowing ‘second’ relationship in ‘Bombay Summer and thankfully, Joseph pampered her well, all through out Bombay’s Summer.
What has been your favorite project so far?
Too inexperienced to have Favorites!
Are there any upcoming projects you would like to talk about?
Imagine a man in rural India, single handedly, with just a chisel and a hammer cuts his way through a mountain. I am playing the Narrator, Alok Jha who brings this incredible story out. Watch out Nawazuddin Siddiqui in his most difficult role so far! He lived and played Dashrath Manjhi and nailed it beautiful! I am so grateful to the Master Magician Ketan Mehta for trusting me, when I was not even out of my shell and giving me a chance with Rang Rasiya and following that Manjhi, says it all about his Instinct for new talents, if I dare call myself one.