Ranchi, Jan. 13: When Brajendra Bhushan quit college to pursue acting, he did not think that he would get a chance to act in Gateway, a reality show to select directors.
Now, the alumnus of St Xavier’s College would be among those who could play a vital role in the selection of a director for a Hollywood debut. The winning movies would be selected by Vijay Amritraj and the winner would get a chance to make a Hollywood directorial debut with a film produced by Hyde Park Entertainment.
“Those movies are going to have more of expressions rather than dialogues. It was a great challenge to act and fulfil the expectations of the directors of those films,” said Bhushan, who was busy giving auditions for BAG Films.
Bhushan has shown his acting mettle in television serials such as Kasauti Zindagi Ki, Meri Doli Tere Angna and Four.
Acting was always a passion for Bhushan, he said over phone from Mumbai. The passion got him an acting slot in a drama directed by Ajay Malkhani, whom Bhushan considers as his idol. The student was doing his intermediate when he acted on stage first.
Bhushan was in his first year of functional English at St Xavier’s College when he decided to pursue his passion and quit college. The turning point in his life came in August 2005, when he was selected to be trained by Anupam Kher after a nation-wide talent hunt. “I was given the dialogue of a scene where the wife of a king had fled and I had to act as the king,” said the budding actor remembering the day of his first audition.
This stint got him a ticket to Mumbai, where life mostly consisted of the rush for various auditions every morning.
Talking about his family residing in Ranchi and his alma mater, Xavier’s College, Bhushan became nostalgic. “I loved everything about St Xavier’s College,” he said.
The visit his hometown will have to wait. “I still have a lot to do. I have to be someone before I come to Ranchi next,” he added.