Sooraj Ohri Exclusive Interview On Quitting Job For Acting, Parents Reaction & More

Sooraj Ohri Exclusive Interview On Quitting Job For Acting

Actor Sooraj Ohri has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry with sheer hard work and talent. From television shows to films, the actor has displayed his phenomenal acting chops in various projects like Maharana Pratap, 21 Sarfarosh, Parineetii, and currently he is in buzz for his role in the Amazon Prime series- Indian Police Force.

But did you know before stepping foot in the entertainment world, Sooraj used to do a private job? However, for the love of stage and screen, he left the comfort of a 9-5 job and decided to chase his dream of acting.

Talking about the same, Sooraj says,"In 2011, I used to work as a sales advisor for a luxury retail company while doing post-graduation in marketing. Post that, in 2012, I got a job at Hermes, which is one of the top luxury brands in Delhi, and I used to work there as a customer relationship manager. I did 9-5 jobs for around 4 years, but in 2014, I realized my real interest and thought of quitting my job for acting. Actually, before doing the job, I had done theater workshops and street plays and had realized my love for acting, but in order to earn money and become financially stable, I took up a job."

Revealing his parents' reaction when he dropped the bomb of his decision on them, the actor says,"I remember that my dad and I had a fight when I told him about quitting my job for acting, because he is someone who believes in living a very stable life and my mother always knew about my dream, but thought I would still, keep doing, 9-5 job in Mumbai so when she got to know about this she was also scared for me but later on both of them supported me."

Lastly, revealing how he took the plunge and how happy he feels today when he looks back at things, the actor says,"As soon as I left my job, I went on a vacation with my mother to strategize on how to begin acting. And when I came back, I joined an acting course and after finishing that I went to Mumbai to become an actor, that's how my journey started off. Today, when I look back at things, I feel so happy that I made the right decision for myself. Quitting my job was a big risk, but it was a need for me."

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