Harsh Katara's Cinematic Odyssey: A Star in the Making Shines Bright
Harsh Katara doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s like one of the children visiting Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
Harsh Katara Lights Up the Indian Film Scene! From his humble beginnings in commercials, Harsh Katara has soared to new heights in the entertainment world. You may recognize him from popular TV serials such as 'Jai Shree Krishna,' 'Pavitra Rishta,' and 'Jaane Pehchaane Se Yeh Ajnabee.' However, it's on the big screen where Katara truly captivates audiences, showcasing his talent in blockbuster films like 'Grand Masti' and 'Dishkyaaoon.'
Harsh Katara doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s like one of the children visiting Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – he doesn’t care why he has got the golden ticket and can’t decide on which goodies to munch first. He doesn’t want the illusion to end, despite knowing that it’s an illusion. What’s more, he’s invited us all into his private world to enjoy it with him and the magic circle is ever-expanding.
He’s a true hero of the masses. Someone who can be truly called the ‘family pack hero’. The entire family likes him for their reasons. Everybody loves him, and just like Raymond he doesn’t know why but he’s glad all the same. By his admission, he doesn’t want to limit himself to just one genre. His star is shining bright right now and blazing high in the sky.
What's Your Perspective As An Actor?
As an actor, experimenting with every film is my goal and intention. That’s the best part about being an actor: getting diverse scripts and doing diverse roles. And that’s the beauty of it. I want to create a legacy with my films.
The pressure is to do good work. I want to keep entertaining audiences and surprising my fans with something new and that’s my goal. So I just want to keep doing better and better work so that it keeps everyone happy, the masses, and the producers. So this pressure is good. It motivates me to keep pushing myself and doing good work.
How do you look back on your journey?
I look back with gratitude. The journey has been a tough one. Auditions, running around in trains, getting rejected multiple times. But the good part is that I made my debut on my own. After that, I struggled even more. And then movies happened. But my focus was always on work. And I didn’t pay attention to anything else. I still have a long way to go from where I am now. But I look back with gratitude and love.
You’ve done a bit of everything on screen. What do your aspirations look like at the moment?
I feel like my journey has just started. I aspire to do more work...I aspire to earn the No. 1 spot. One has to excel in their work no matter what the job is. It could be a 9-to-5 job, and one still should do an excellent job to feel better and move ahead. My aim is the same; I want to get to the No. 1 spot, and right now I am working hard for it. Fingers crossed, it will happen soon.
Harsh’s final remarks about acting and the Indian Cinema Industry!
Acting In This Industry Is Good Because Once You Get Work Even In One Big Project You Start Getting More And More Shortly And Also Allows You To Grow More. But On The Contrary, It’s Difficult To Make Your Name Not Just In This Industry But Anywhere Else. The profession is no longer as simple as it used to be, it’s now the survival of the fittest.
The fraternity has only grown bigger now. Competition is not only amongst actors, who have grown in numbers, but today there are content creators, too, who are a part of it. You need to work on your craft as well as physical appearance, and now social media, too,”.
There is a new opportunity every day, but with it a reminder that one can’t just sit back and relax. Work has changed to an extent where once you may have been a big fish in a small pond, but today you could be a small fish in a big pond. And to survive, you must be creative, you must remember that you have to stand out and continue reinventing yourself. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing when I’m not shooting — I try to take my social media more seriously.”
Your remarks about your book titled Star On The Rise!
This Book is like an added Identity For Me And I would like to thank Heli the author of this Book who has given her time and energy to this Book. People who aren't aware of me and my journey will easily come to know about it via this Book. I would urge everyone to buy this book and read it. The author has worked hard she has successfully launched it in the USA and now next is India.