Rohit Khandelwal, the first Asian to win the Mr World pageant, now aspires to muscles his way to Bollywood. The 27-year-old model from Hyderabad says he has planned his life and would like to even direct and produce films in future.
“Films are definitely on my agenda. Not currently as I will be promoting the social causes attached with Mr World. But next year I will surely venture into films. I would like to do all kind of roles. Being an actor you are just not yourself so, it’s very important that you play different roles”.
He says actor Shah Rukh Khan is his role model. “I really admire Shah Rush Khan. I like the way he works. He is humble and yet successful at the same time. I have seen and read all his interviews and he says he still feels nervous while on shooting. I love the kind of importance he gives to his work.”
Rohit turned showstopper for designer Ajay Kumar’s collection inspired by Banaras. The model said it was an honour for him to walk the ramp as a showstopper. “Walking the ramp at LFW has always been my dream it’s an honour to come here as a showstopper.”
Titled “Banaras – The Golden Dawn of Time Eternal,” the collection had his signature bright colours like marigold yellow, green betel leaf, red , aqua and black. The digital prints were inspired by temples, skyline, Ganga, the marigold and lotus. Rohit was also happy with the performance of Indian women in Olympics.
“I am really proud of both Sakshi and Sindhi. It is great to see that men are winning beauty pageant and women conquering in sports. I guess India is in its best phase,” he said. – CINEWS