VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ
Actor Ribbhu Mehra is not new to Goa. He has been here many a times and enjoys the place for its serenity and calm environment. He is one of those persons who prefers to sit back at the beach and have dinner and drinks under the dim lights of the moon and stars.
This time Mehra makes his way to Goa for a totally different purpose. The actor from the television serial ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ where he plays Nikhil will be the DJ for the New Years Eve celebrations at the Siolim resort.
Speaking about how he got into deejaying, Ribbhu says: “Deejaying came first in my life. It was not planned. I was quite curious to know about how two songs are mixed together. That curiosity led me towards deejaying and then I did a course and started enjoying it.”
While interested in deejaying, Ribbhu was also inclined towards acting but was little apprehensive about shifting from deejaying to acting. Despite being good at deejaying he shifted to Mumbai from Delhi to pursue his acting career.
One of the most memorable experiences for him was working with Kareena Kapoor in ‘Ki and Ka’, he says: “One of my favourite directors is R Balki sir and during the ‘Ki and Ka’ Shooting I was sharing the screen space with one of the best actresses we have in the industry – Kareena Kapoor Khan. It was a witty scene between us which was quite funny and much appreciated by the audience.”
Though the Bollywood industry looks alluring and glamorous it is not what it seems to be; there are a lot of hardships and pains that an actor or filmmaker has to go through and for Ribbhu it was test of his patience’s and perseverance. Sharing his learnings about the industry Ribbhu says: “I feel it is definitely tough but I think in every profession there are hardships. One should not think about it too much and should just keep it going with the positive attitude. It is just a matter of time until you succeed.”
Apart from deejaying and acting Ribbhu was also a good cricketer. He was the captain of his school cricket team and represented the team at various matches.
Besides working in the on-going serial ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ Ribbhu will also be doing a couple of ad films in January.
(DJ Ribz will be performing on December 31 from 9 p.m. onwards at Teso Waterfront, Siolim. Details: 7378701150 /2270090/91.)