Raipur lad Ankit Rathi’s new Bollywood film ‘Bolo Hau’ in theatres now


Bolo Hau is a love story of Salman and Rukhsar. Ankit, who basically hails from Raipur, Chhattisgarh and son of Naval Kishore Rathi,  is very excited about his new project. The actor was last seen in Farhan Akhtar’s 3 Storeys which was also his debut film. His character Sohail in 3 storeys was immensely appreciated by the critics.

Talking about his new release, the actor says that it was initially a bit difficult for him to get used to the Hyderabadi lingo, but visiting Hyderabad a week prior before the shoot really helped him understand the language, culture and get used to the language. Ankit says he enjoyed shooting Bolo Hau in Hyderabad “Everything about Hyderabad is so unique, be it the language, food or the people, one cannot help but fall in love with the city”. The film is directed by Tarun Dhanrajgir and his daughter Jahanvi Dhanrajgir is the main lead opposite Ankit Rathi.

Ankit comes from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He did his schooling from Maharishi Vidya Mandir and after completing his studies he moved to Bombay in order to chase his dreams. Ankit has always wanted to act in films, right from his childhood. He’s a big SRK fan and Sharukh khan movies were something that inspired him to see himself on the big screen. His love for acting and cinema took him to Mumbai in the year 2012. He soon started taking different workshops in order to work on his craft. Ankit says, training is an important part of any art form, and I wanted to understand the craft before actually auditioning for roles. Soon after, he started auditioning and he got his first ad film for Cadbury Dairy Milk, where he was playing a Sachin Fan! The ad was an instant hit of the season and helped Ankit feature in many other ad films. His first movie break was with Fukrey, where he did a small cameo with Ali Faizal. “Ali Faizal has been very encouraging. We used to have conversations on set and he never made me feel like an outsider even for once” says Ankit. Ankit’s next big project was in the film Singham Returns. He was just 20 when he became a part of Rohit Shetty’s huge set.

“While working with actors like Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor Khan I realised how much passion and hard work goes behind playing a character in a movie. These actors are very hardworking and there’s a lot of effort that goes behind the perfection we see on screen,” says Ankit.

Ankit’s first big break is Excel Entertainment’s 3 Storeys which also became his debut film. His performance in the film was highly appreciated by the critics. 3 storeys is a thriller starring some excellent actors like Richa Chadha, Renuka Sahane and Sharman Joshi. The film has a very unique screenplay with some beautiful songs which captures the emotions of the characters.

One of the songs named Azadiya features Ankit with his lady love in the film. The song is quite popular among the youth.

Although Ankit has done some significant projects in Bollywood, it has not been an easy sailing for him. Not coming from a filmy background, Ankit had to make his own way up in the industry. However he says he has no complaints. He believes being your own guide, adds up to the personality. “Being from a non-filmy background, my journey was full of ups and downs but I am happy to say that I’ve had a great time sailing through it.”

 After 3 Storeys, Bolo Hau is going to be Ankit’s next bollywood project. The film was released on the 15th of January and is getting immense love from the audience. Ankit plays Salman in the film, who is madly in love and knows no boundaries. The film has a Hyderabadi tadka which makes people smile. The film has got all flavours like Romance, Love, Action, Comedy which makes it a complete family entertainer. It’s a treat to watch Ankit dancing on screen. We can soon get to see Ankit Rathi in his upcoming web series, the name is yet to be disclosed.


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