Actor Dino Morea shared about making the decision to retreat from acting during the time acting gigs were not great and jobs were drying up. Dino recently appeared in Amazon Prime’s Tandav and Disney plus Hotstar series The Empire.
Making his acting debut in 1999, he worked in Baaz, and Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie as a protogonist while other roles in various movies but in 2010 decided to take break because ”the roles coming (his) way were terrible and (he) would have dug (his) grave had (he) continued”. During that time, he said in a new interview, he did ‘small jobs to stay relevant’.
“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 said in an interview with Pinkvilla.
Having no valuable and good acting gigs was difficult, he also added, “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.”
In Disney+ Hotstar series The Empire, produced on the basis of historical fiction series of books set in the Mughal era by Alex Rutherford with name Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North, Dino portrays Dino plays Mohammad Shaybani Khan, the arch-nemesis of Babur, portrayed by Kunal Kapoor. The show is directed by Mitakshara Kumar and created by Nikkhil Advani.