An actor gets a big high when in limelight. This limelight though addictive has its own share of complications. And not many actors realise this . Going to gym or eating the right diet or going to auditions isn’t life all about . ‘Life is about constant evolving and constant learning…’ says Gagan Anand actor from karnal who came to mumbai after completing his degree in Fashion Design . An accidental actor – Gagan essayed many popular roles on tv – Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera, Peshawa Bajirao amongst dozen others . Recently he was also seen donning the controversial role of a bisexual man in the web series Fixerr for Zee5 and Alt Balaji.
The thing that fascinated us most about gagan was that he recently posted updates on his social media handle for his web shows Baarish and Fixerr where he worked as an assistant director . Gagan – the Multi talented actor doesn’t fail to surprise us … if acting and direction was not enough , we learnt from sources that he even does Fashion Choreography and Photography. He recently directed fashion shows for some brands and the shows were organised in Goa, Chennai, Pune and more recently in Mumbai. Photographer, Fashion Choreographer , Web Series Assistant Director and an Actor all rolled into one !!!
Gagan believes that once you master one trade , start learning things outside your core competence – today is the age of generalists and life in general is happier that way says this maverick actor .
I visited Australia in pre-Diwali week for vacation and I must say that this trip while enjoyable and fun had its own sharing of learning’s for me .I visited Gold coast, Carins and Sydney.. Aussie holiday cannot be without it’s own share of adrenaline rush and water sports and it wasn’t any different for me . I did snorkeling and scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns . While the phenomenon of bleaching of reef and degradation thereof has been doing rounds in media , I must say that Australians are very environment conscious and they do whatever it takes to make the world around them look beautiful – they are thinking for the future and not just the past . The air is so clean, and even in the water it feels so nice.
I had a great experience of scuba diving and snokling. What amazed me most was how the transportation system of Australia cities used the water resources with world class Ferris which were mainstream.
I would like to add this in the content of Indian city like Mumbai , Chennai , southern cities Chennai, Vizag – we have an uptakes water resources which can become mainstream transportation mode. However unfortunately, I feel we are still not exploring the water as much as we should . Case in point being mumbai where we just use it from Madh to Versova as short 5 min ferry ride.
Its a great feeling to travel on water.. and we have so much of it, so why aren't we using it.. our government is taking a lot of steps for land transportation in trains and metro. I seriously believe we should think of sea/water transportation. Travel between versova , juhu, worli to madh and Vasai will be outstanding if we commit resources to it.