Mumbai: Actor Randeep Hooda admits to being not so studious during his college days and he believes that to succeed in life one needs to follow one`s passion.
"I hardly studied in college and I got through because I think most of the courses in college are courses in common sense. What you learn in college is outside the class," the 37-year-old told reporters at the St. Xavier`s college where he was promoting his film ‘John Day’.
"In college, I used to worry about my future. But ultimately if you do something you are interested in, you will become a champion in it and it has got nothing to do with education," added the actor who carved a niche for himself in the field of modelling and acting.
Randeep says what helps him in his career today is his time spent with friends.
"I failed in my first year but ultimately I got my degree. But that degree is of no use to me when I stand on stage today. My interpersonal skills and the time spent with my friends is what is helping me. So don`t be disheartened and follow your dreams," he said.
Seen in films ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Cocktai’ and ‘Murder’, Randeep`s next is ‘John Day’.
Directed by Ashishor Solomon, ‘John Day’ is a thriller and stars Naseeruddin Shah in the title role, while Randeep plays a police officer.
It will hit theatres Sep 13.