By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Love found a fresh face when Rohit Suresh Saraf entered Bollywood and became 'Dear' in our 'Zindagi'. Rohit joined the film industry without any filmy roots and after a struggle of two years, he is finally making it big in Bollywood. Be it Ishaan Chaudhary from The Sky Is Pink, Rahul Avasthi from Ludo or Rishi Singh Shekhawat from Mismatched, Rohit, at the age of 24, is an absolute delight to watch on-screen.
Rohit Suresh Saraf has been painting the sky 'pink' with his impeccable performances and though his first film got shelved, it taught him the basics of acting. Rohit is tagged as the 'national crush' and he has rightfully earned it! When Rohit was asked how he feels on being called 'national crush', he revealed that it makes him a little 'awkward' and 'embarrassed'.
In an interaction with the Humans of Bombay, Rohit Suresh Saraf spilt some beans on his past relationships, first crush and how his 'ideal couple' i.e., his parents have set an image of love for him. To begin with, Rohit spoke about his parents being an ideal couple and his crush on his school teacher, "I've grown up watching love all around me. My parents were an ideal couple; they always stood by each other. And so, as a kid, I'd dream of a love like that. But the first time I really admired someone, it was my school teacher! I was 7 & the only boy in school with long hair! And then I had my mundan ceremony & had to go back to school bald."
Recalling how on growing older, his image of love changed, Rohit Suresh Saraf continued, "My classmates made fun of me; I was upset so my teacher said, 'Don't worry, you still look cute!' I lit up when she said that; she became my favourite. I used to make cards for her; each card said, 'To my favourite teacher!' It was the first time I'd felt something for someone. But as I grew older, my image of love changed. In 8th grade, again I felt a rush of emotions. But this time, I also felt butterflies. She lived in my complex; we'd text all day & meet in the evening for a walk."
Moving on to how he dealt with their break-up and about his next relationship in Mumbai, Rohit Suresh Saraf added, "But when I went for a trip I really missed her, so after returning, I told her, 'I think I like you.' She liked me too! But then we broke up. Justin Beiber's Baby used to be my favourite song so, I put up a status– 'Thought you'd always be mine…' I cringe now, but back then I thought I'd never get over that heartbreak! A few years later I moved to Bombay; at first, it was tough with auditions & I'd miss my family. But 3 years later, I found someone; this time, love meant companionship! But soon, I realised I always went out of my way to make sure it worked. So eventually, it ended."
Revealing what love means to him and his past relationships had brought him closer to himself, Rohit Suresh Saraf concluded, "The thing is, if I love someone, I love fiercely. That's the kind of love my parents share & the only kind I know. And although now, love has gone from being about admiration to butterflies to companionship, the feeling of being complete with someone has remained constant. But all my encounters with love have gotten me closer to myself. It helped me understand what I want from life & also, what I don't! I'm single, but I'm happy & I'll only be with someone if they make me happier! Love for me today is two people holding hands, but looking at their own individual journeys & directions."
On the work front, Rohit Suresh Saraf will next be seen in Feels Like Ishq on Netflix!