Harshvardhan Rane’s Take on Adapting to New Experiencesby Opinion Express July 14, 2018 0 comments
Asmita Sarkar says that Harshvardhan Rane travelled across the continents to discover that the basic emotions are common everywhere.
Not all those who wander are lost. And actor Harshvardhan Rane seems to live JRR Tolkein’s quote. An avid traveller who appreciates nature, different cultures, countries and people, he tries to find opportunities to keep exploring and seeing new vistas.
“I am good with adapting to new experiences. Wherever you go, you should learn and absorb rather than judge it or stick to old perspectives. I worked in Tollywood and Bollywood. It’s been a great journey. I enjoy experiencing new cultures, food, language as well as music. I think travel is an underrated therapy. You get to interact with so many people. The basic emotions are common everywhere. Everyone loves good music. If you smile at someone, they smile back,” he said.
The Gwalior boy’s love for extraordinary adventures comes from the decisions that he took at a very young age. A runaway at 16, he worked in an STD booth, cyber cafe and as a distribution boy until he went to tinsel town with his then girlfriend, both hoping to become actors. He later moved to Hyderabad and worked in Tollywood. He got his Bollywood break with Sanam Teri Kasam which was appreciated for its innocent romantic charm.
Rane’s mantra in life is that home is meant for rest, sleep and bathing. An outdoors person who loves the countryside, be it any city in India, London or Istanbul, he is best exemplified by a bike journey through north Bristol where he explored the region. There, he encountered Alps-like scenery with vast green fields with sheep and 70-80 cottages in each town which were entirely self-sufficient. The tiny towns produced their own dairy and vegetables. He also ate at one of those towns and described the food as distinct.
“I had seen similar scenic places on TV and I enjoyed riding through these. I even saw the Waddesdon Manor that was used as the Raichand house in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” he said.
Another great trip that he recalled was to Istanbul, where he went around three to four years ago. He spent 11 days in the country during which he saw the natural wonders in Cappadocia, known for its fairy chimneys, which are tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered primarily in Monks Valley, Göreme. “I loved the Mediterranean air, the mix of Asian and European culture and the warm and open people. The added charm was that the girls were very pretty,” he added jokingly.
He also travelled through the Bosphorus bridge, which can take one from Europe to Asia in 15 minutes. “It is an interesting experience because in 15 minutes you are in a different continent. That mix of culture between Asia and Europe is obvious in the food, the markets, and their mannerisms. The people welcome every culture,” he added.
The actor will be seen in JP Dutta’s war movie Paltan. He has also signed a three-movie deal with the director-producer.
Writer: Asmita Sarkar
Courtesy: The Pioneer