90s kids will remember when Bipasha Basu, John Abraham and Dino Morea dominated popular culture because of their good looks, suave attitudes and willingness to be bold in an industry that was still quite conservative. However, while Bipasha and John have done well for themselves, Dino Morea sort of faded off from everyone’s radar for a while. He returns with a bang in The Empire as Shaibani Khan, the lead antagonist.
“Despite acting in 15 films, I had never been to an acting school. So I got myself enrolled in an acting school in Delhi. It was a beginning to unlearn and learn new things. From 2013, I started pushing myself again by approaching producers and directors, but nothing great came my way. I held back and waited for the right opportunity. Mental Hood in 2017 followed by Hostages and Tandav was a warm up to The Empire,” he told Pinkvilla.
“I was knocking the doors saying that I want to work, but nothing really came my way. But it’s all a journey. Yes, the time was tough and mentally, I did go through a lot. But exercise, fitness, and being healthy helped me a lot. I was trying to be relevant by doing small jobs to be finally secure, but don’t want to talk about it. But nothing is impossible. Work hard and the world will open up for you,” he added.
[Image Credit: Dino Morea]