After gaining a lot of respect by performing some difficult tasks and garnering a huge fan following by the charm he exuded in the youth based show ‘Roadies Rising’, actor and reality show contestant Priyank Sharma is casting a spell on some gorgeous women on ‘Splitsvilla X’. The young lad from Delhi, who dabbled in dance and choreography in his hometown, is also making a mark as an actor by featuring in shows like ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ and ‘MTV Big F’.
Earlier this year we saw you in ‘MTV Roadies Rising’. Now, you are in ‘Splitsvilla X’. In between all this you also acted in ‘MTV Big F’. As a young actor who has just started out, things seem to be happening quite fast for you. How does it feel?
It is a very good feeling. When I auditioned for ‘MTV Roadies Rising’, I had no idea that it could be something that would turn out to be so big. Before participating in the show, I had made my acting debut in ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’. The show featured a new story with each episode and I was a part of a few of them. I feel so fortunate that in such a short span of time, I have got to do a variety of shows and received so much love from the audience.
You gained a lot of popularity after participating in ‘MTV Roadies Rising’ but one does not know much about your background. You are from Delhi. Did you come to Mumbai to become an actor?
Acting happened to me by chance. I am not one of those people who pack their bags and move to Mumbai wanting to act in films. I studied software engineering in Skyline Institute Of Engineering and Technology, Noida. I had started working with Shiamak Davar’s group at the age of 17 and was aspiring to be a choreographer and a dancer. Producer Vikas Gupta from Lost Boy Productions spotted me during one of my performances in Delhi. His company was producing ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ and he offered me to act in the show. That is when I decided to move to Mumbai.
I had seen your ‘MTV Roadies Rising’ audition and remember you talking about a girl you had a crush on. Many of your fans are curious to know who this mystery girl is.
Instead of calling it a crush, I think it would be more appropriate to describe the whole thing as puppy love. I had feelings for a girl. It was a one-sided thing. Of course, I cannot name her but it was a good and positive feeling.