The young and talented Siddharth Mushi is currently working with Rowdy Rascals as a casting director.
He is the genius behind Savdhan India, Secret Diaries and Crime Patrol. Tellychakkar.com had an interesting tete a tete with Siddharth for our ‘Behind the Lens’ section.
How did your journey in this industry begin?
I am from Chandigarh. My schooling and graduation in hotel management are from there. After my graduation, I did not moved to Mumbai to achieve my dreams. I have few friends who are into casting, thus I started working with them. Now it’s been six months that I am working with them and it is going pretty good.
Tell us something about your working pattern…
According to the character descriptions of a role, I first imagine the actor who will look best for that particular role. Then I discuss with an actor for the show and role. Lastly, the budget and date part come into the picture.
What are the things that you keep in mind before casting for a particular show?
Look is the first thing that we see in any actor. The actor should have good acting skills and should fit into the role.
What challenges did you face in this industry?
I have faced lot of difficulties in the initial days of my career. I think struggle and challenges will always be in everyone’s life. If you work hard and be optimistic, you can achieve anything.
Have you ever faced any kind of actor tantrums?
Tantrums and demands are the most common issues in the entertainment industry. We do face all these kind of problems, but by now I have learnt to handle them.
How do you handle the situation when an actor backs out?
This situation rises very often. That’s why, to avoid any end moment trouble, I tend to have an option in mind.
Which show has the best cast?
I think Taarak Mehta has the best cast till date.
What are your future plans?
I wish to become a successful casting director in the future