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Aspiring actor gets TV break

Vatsal Amin may well be on the road to becoming an actor.

The 22-year-old alumnus of Loyola School, Jamshedpur, has got his first TV break in the Colors show Zindagi ki haqeeqat se aamna saamna, Season 2. Vatsal will be seen in two episodes of the soft-scripted reality drama on December 22 and 23.

Vatsal, who had always wanted to become an actor, shifted to Mumbai after completing his graduation from Bangalore University in June 2011. “I came to Mumbai in September last year and enrolled myself at Roshan Taneja’s School of Acting. Since then, it had been quite a struggle. I kept giving auditions before finally getting a break at Zindagi ki haqeeqat se aamna saamna. I’m happy with the development,” Vatsal told The Telegraph over phone from Mumbai.

Shedding light on the show, Vatsal said Aamna Saamna is a unique forum that addresses real-life problems faced by people in their daily lives. It is a path-breaking, soft-scripted drama-reality show, which consists of a forum and two parties (the accuser and the aggrieved). Judges, jury members and audience are also part of the show.

“The episodes I will be featured in are about a business tycoon who tortures his wife. I am playing the role of the businessman’s son. My father, who is into construction business with his partner, is also involved in fraudulent activities. This creates strife in the family,” Vatsal explained.

Finally, the man understands his mistakes through arguments and counter-arguments with his son, wife and other family members and promises to never torture his wife. The judge then delivers the verdict, which is against the erring father.

The acting bug had bitten Vatsal right during his school days at Loyola, but studies kept him bogged down. “There was a play forum in my school, but I devoted most of my time to studies. But deep down, I knew that I had a passion for acting and wanted to make a career out of it,” he said.

Vatsal’s Jamshedpur-based father Jayesh Amin is happiness that his son has finally bagged a TV role. “My wife Swati and I pray that Vatsal makes rapid progress in the field of acting,” he added.

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