Telugu actor Harshavardhan Rane, who is making his Bollywood debut with John Abraham's upcoming production Satra Ko Shaadi Hain, says he is excited and pleasantly surprised to be launched in this way.
"I'm excited as well as pleasantly surprised to have got this opportunity to be launched in Bollywood by John, who is known for introducing new talent. He did that in Vicky Donor and has continued with his latest project," Harshavardhan told IANS.
"They have had me in the scanner for a long time but things materialized only now. I believe in John and the work he produces as a producer. It's a Bollywood debut I couldn't have ever asked in my life. I'm extremely happy," he added.
Satra Ko Shaadi Hain, which has gone on floors, also features television actor Barun Sobti. It is being directed by Arshad Sayed. Harsahvardhan feels the love of his fans landed him this project.
"I know I got this opportunity because of each and every person who asked me when will I go to Bollywood. Somehow their wish went into the universe and this became possible," he said. "I'm a believer of the concept secret. Sometimes I think it's what others wish for you more than what you wish for yourself," he added.
The actor was earlier supposed to make his Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela, but he let go of it. "I was asked to dedicate 10 months for a small role in the film. I finished three Telugu films during that time period. Bhansaliji once told me that I should choose the right films and I applied it to his offer only," he said.
He is currently awaiting the release of Telugu psychological thriller Maaya.