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Mahekk Chahal on Bollywood & KKK11

How difficult is it to establish yourself in the film industry?

It was very difficult because I came from Norway to pursue my acting career in Bollywood. So there were a lot of adjustments in language and culture . I didn’t know anyone in the film industry. It was a totally new environment. On top of that I knew very little about acting and modeling.

Have you progressed in your acting career as you have expected?

Expecting to even get a break in this industry back then, was a huge thing. I’ve been lucky to share the screen and work with actors like Salman Khan , Dharmendra , Sunny Deol, Fardeen khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Bobby Deol,Kareena Kapoor etc. Not only have I worked in Bollywood cinema but also in Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam movies . And after so many years I’m lucky to still have my passion as a career & get good offers and work.

KKK is all about facing your fears! What are you scared of and have you overcome your fears?

I am scared of birds and heights. And if I have overcome my fears, I guess you will have to find out by watching me in the show.

How was your experience working with Rohit Shetty for Khatron Ke Khiladi 11? Any particular thing you learned from him.

Working with such a professional and technical in-tuned person like Rohit sir is always amazing. You get the opportunity to learn how alert he is on sets not only because he is the host but also a film director. So you notice how in-tuned he is with the technical team and everything that is happening on sets. Besides that he takes equal interest in every contestant and understands that every contestant is different and is facing different stress and fears . He keeps encouraging them to stay strong and focused and guides them before and during a stint personally . This is huge support from a talented and big star like him.

Outside of acting , do you have any other major interests or passions? Outside of acting I have a huge passion for training and fitness. And not to forget I looooooove traveling.

What would you suggest to budding actors and artists out there?

I would suggest budding actors and artists out there to never give up on your passion and never let anyone put you down or say you are not good enough. Follow your dreams and work extra hard at what you want. If you want to be the best, work harder than the rest. And even if things go up and down in your life and career don’t let it break you but enjoy the journey because you will always fall and then learn to get up. God bless, good luck ️

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