MUMBAI: YouTube star Sahil Khattar has faced rejection by casting directors for being bald. He wonders why can’t he turn into an “endearing actor and performer” just because of his physical appearance.
Next for me would be other comedy shows. I am in talks with two-three channels for a show. Films are next for me and I hope to get a chance in Bollywood,” Sahil told IANS.
“The way people appreciated and loved a bald guy on the digital space…Television also warmed up to me. A lot of times the casting directors, producers tell you that the look is not going (with the role). The look is not going because I am bald.”
“Now, look at Dwayne Johnson. He is one of the most successful actors on this earth, look at Jason Statham – he has got the hottest wife, look at Pitbull, the biggest rapper in the world… All of them are bald and are ruling the roost. So why can’t I turn into an endearing actor, performer and why can’t they give me a role on whom the whole film is dependent or revolves?”
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Sahil, who became famous through digital channel Being Indian, says he wants to be in a position where a film revolves around his role.
“And where I can be a parallel lead or negative lead. So, Bollywood is the next big step for me and I hope it is soon,” he added.
After hosting the dance-based TV show Dance India Dance season 6, he is hosting a show related to FIFA World Cup 2018 for Sony Ten 3.
“To host comedy, a dance reality show and FIFA World Cup is a complete different thing and not a transition. It was always in me, but I have got the opportunity now. I am really excited,” he said.