Ronit Roy: “After making my debut with a film for Rs 100 crore, I had no job”


The actor Ronit Roy has experienced more than his fair share of ups and downs in the business. He first basked in the success of his debut picture before going through a string of setbacks and finding new success in well-liked daily soaps. After portraying Rishabh Bajaj on Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Roy gained notoriety and expressed his gratitude for the support he had gotten.

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Roy stated, “The industry’s acceptance has arrived gradually and is still coming. The audience responded with immediate affection and acclaim, which was a game-changer. I began with Rs 1500 each day, and it took some time until I received my first cheque for Rs 1 lakh per month; it would always stop at Rs 83k to 89k. It is my entire life, not just the check. Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Ektaa Kapoor, and Balaji films are to thank for who I am now. He added that after the first week, he was called back for a second three-month stint in the position. He was first worried that he would be let go, but instead he learned that his contract would be extended for another year, and he continued to work on the programme for nine years.

He said, however, that he has lost contact with the majority of the Kasautii Zindagi Kay cast. “Not at all in contact with Cezanne Khan… He stopped attending sets and left before it closed. We never developed close friendships. I don’t regularly communicate with any of the Kasautii actors, he continued, adding that he just keeps up with them on social media. He is close to many of the Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi cast members, though, especially Tasneem Sheikh and Rakshanda Khan, who he considers to be “sisters.” “Remain in contact with Mandira Bedi; I adore her. We text back and forth. A recent remake of Kasautii Zindagi Kay starred Erica Fernandes. Roy claimed that he felt nothing about it.

Ironically, Roy had experience in the field before he began working in television. But despite the fact that his first movie aired for 25 weeks, he’s still baffled as to why he didn’t receive any proposals for a very long period. “I can’t explain why after presenting a silver jubilee, a movie that lasted 25 weeks and earned between Rs 150 and Rs 200 crore in today’s money. I don’t know what to say if you’re making your debut with a picture for Rs 100 crore and you get no work, and then you do, and none of them work,” he added, adding that he had learned a lot from the experience.