Struggles make you stronger: Hitanshu Jinsi
Actor Hitanshu Jinsi, who has been part of shows like “Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki”, “Vighnaharta Ganesha” and “Sacred Games” (Part 1), has a very positive outlook towards life. Though he has seen his share of a great deal of hardship, he calls it a learning experience.
“Struggles make you stronger. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The struggle is an ongoing thing. When I came to Mumbai my friend had promised to provide me with a place for a few days but he gave me the wrong address and switched off his phone. He is still one of my good friends because he had his reasons but I was stranded that day. I then went to Juhu beach and sat on my luggage,” he said.
“A lot more has happened which is a part of my life. People call it struggle but I call it experience,” he added.
Hailing from Jammu, the young actor is a Kashmiri pandit. Unfortunately, his father passed away when he was just 13, and he has been working ever since. Though he had little to no support from his family, he knew his calling and followed it.
He said, “I started doing a part-time job as a computer typist along with that I took admission in Jammu University through distance education so that I can manage my theater along with my studies and job.”
“Initially, no one was in favor of me because I was supposed to do a normal job instead of a part-time job and theater was something no one was aware of. I did Nukkad Nataks all over the country then started doing theater. Then after saving some money I came to Mumbai. I tasted success when I started understanding my craft. Success for me is happiness and following my passion. All other things fall into place automatically. I believe in becoming kaabil,” he added.
However, he confessed that if not an actor, he would have studied cinematography. “When I was doing a part-time job in Jammu I used to feel suffocated like a tiger who walks inside a prison thinking there is more in life than this. So if not an actor then I would have started learning cinematography,” he said.
Sharing his bit on the competition in the industry, he said that he is his biggest competition and he ensures that he gives his best in every frame.
“I just compete with myself and try to be a better version of myself. I don’t really focus on competition. I don’t pick work. Work picks me. I just make sure that whatever I do, I do it with honesty, and I am very grateful to the almighty for everything,” he said.
The actor has worked on both OTT and TV, and feels that both have their separate audience. He said, “OTT and television cannot be compared. Television is still very popular in villages and small towns. OTT, on the other hand, is more popular among youth and working-class people who don’t have time to watch TV. I myself don’t get time to watch TV.”
Lastly, tell us what’s your focus as an actor in the New Year? “I will focus on learning my craft more and will find out my weaknesses and work on them. I will try to explore and dig more into myself to be a better performer than I am now,” Hitanshu concluded.