Theatre helped developing my acting skills: Satyajeet

Updated: May 25, 2011, 11:22 AM IST

Mumbai: Twenty-year-old Satyajeet Dubey, who makes his debut with Shah Rukh Khan`s `Always Kabhi Kabhi`, says theatre background helped him in honing his acting skills.

"Theatre helped me a lot though I have not acted or performed on stage but I used to do back stage work. So by observing theatre artists and some renowned actors like Naseeruddin Shah...I learnt a lot. I don`t have any filmi background. I think my observation worked well for me," Satyajeet told reporters in an interview.

On tips from SRK, Satyajeet said, "Shahrukh Khan is a great inspiration for all of us. He just advised to put all your heart in whatever you do and said I must give my 100 per cent and be honest towards work."

Directed by debutant Roshan Abbas, the film is produced by SRK`s Red Chillies Entertainment and is based on the theme of high-school life. It will see four debutants - producer Karim Morani`s daughter Zoa, Giselle Monterio, who played Harleen alongside Saif Ali Khan in `Love Aaj Kal`, Satyajit Dubey and Ali Fazal.

About his character, Satyajeet said, "I am playing Tariq Naqvi. He is a geek and his heart is of pure gold. He is a very chilled out person and people call him Einstein as he is a very thinking guy. I am paired opposite Zoa. Ours is a love-hate relation."

Satyajeet gave 127 auditions before getting his first TV commercial - `Jhansi Ki Rani`. He has featured in ads of Pizza Hut, HDFC, Reliance Big TV and others.

"I came to Mumbai when I was 16. I completed my schooling in Bilaspur and came to Mumbai to become an actor. I started doing theatre and lot of advertisements. I got my big break after 127 auditions. Later, Roshan`s wife Shaheen saw me in one of the ads and suggested me for the film," he said.

The film is set to release on June 17.

PTI