Abhimanyu Dassani On Why His Parents, Bhagyashree And Himalay Opposed His Decision To Be An Actor

'Meenakshi Sundareshwar' actor, Abhimanyu Dassani opened up about his massive win at Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival and revealed why his parents opposed his decision to be an actor.


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Abhimanyu Dassani On Why His Parents, Bhagyashree And Himalay Opposed His Decision To Be An Actor

The young and dynamic actor, Abhimanyu Dassani, is creating waves across the film industry at the moment. The actor had won an award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards for his performance in the film, Meenakshi Sundareshwar. The son of iconic actress, Bhagyashree and producer, Himalay Dassani, Abhimanyu has been riding high on the professional front since he had made his acting debut in 2018 with the film, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.

Now, in a recent interview, Abhimanyu opened up about his massive win at Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival and revealed his parents, Bhagyashree and Himalay Dassani were against his decision to be an actor. He also revealed how he had decided that acting is something that he wants to do for the rest of his life and much more.

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In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Abhimanyu Dassani shockingly revealed that when he had opened up to his parents, Bhagyashree and Himalay Dassani, about his desire to enter into the Hindi film industry, they had opposed it. The doting son explained that both his mother and father had tried their best to convince him not to enter the world of showbiz. Opening up about the kind of fear his parents had in their minds, Abhimanyu clearly stated that after entering the film industry, he now understands his parents' fears. The actor also added that he's more than glad that his parents had prepared him for these things in advance. He said:

"They were very worried. Now that I am older, I can understand their fears of letting their child enter this industry. Now I have experienced a lot of things. I'm glad they tried to put that sense into me."

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Going further in the interview, Abhimanyu Dassani also talked about his rebellious nature and admitted that despite his parents' best efforts, he had never doubted his dreams of becoming an actor. However, Abhimanyu admitted that if his mother, Bhagyashree and father, Himalay Dassani, had supported him, he would've never become the strong and resilient person that he is right now. Heaping praises on his parents, Abhimanyu explained:

"They used all the tactics in the book one by one. But I was very adamant and headstrong, how young adults are at that age. I always wanted to prove myself and this was the opportunity to do that because it was something they didn't necessarily want me to do at that time. And I was rebellious. Maybe if they had supported me at that time, I wouldn't have been the person I am today."

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In the same interview, Abhimanyu Dassani recalled the time when he had finally decided that he wanted to be an actor and how difficult it was for him to make the right call. The actor credited his working experience with ace filmmaker and producer, Rohan Sippy for the film, Dum Maaro Dum. Talking about the intensity on the film's set and how he had fallen in love with everything involved in the process of filmmaking, he said:

"It was a long thought-over decision over many months and years. After I finished my major in finance, I was assisting Rohan Sippy on Dum Maaro Dum. I would go to college in the morning and to the sets in the evening. Somewhere I realised that this is where I want to be, on the set. The energy is very infectious. In that process, I realised I wanted to be an actor so I went and studied at New York Film Academy."

On the professional front, Abhimanyu Dassani will be next seen in the films, Aankh Micholi and Nikamma.

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