Telling us about his first audition Shashank says, "I had gone for my first audition in a production house that still exists. I had been to Andheri in Mumbai for the same. They had asked me to give my profile and since I was a fresher then I had no clue what profile means. They obviously wanted someone good for their show. While the auditions were on, I completely blanked out and forgot my lines. I gave a number of auditions to bag a good role, to be precise - 275 auditions till I got Balika Vadhu. My friends and family kept me encouraged all throughout but it was only me who can motivate me. At that time I asked myself whether I really want to get into acting or not."
So how does Shashank feel when he looks back at the incident? He says, "Very honestly, I feel wonderful and also very blessed. Before I took up Balika Vadhu, I had worked at few places but sometimes I got paid for my work, sometimes didn't get paid at all, sometimes I was paid but did not appear on screen. All of this was just a part of my learning process and growing as an actor."
What does he has to say about Balika Vadhu? Shashank says, "After so many auditions, bagging a role like this has given me a lot to discover as an actor. I have seen many shows but I have never seen a character having so many variations and shades. Balika Vadhu has actually given me the opportunity to play both good as well as a grey shade. I am thankful that I got an opportunity like this."
Well , its indeed nice to hear it Shanshank. Keep up the good work!