Prasad Vidhate well known on the social media as @saint_in_baggy. He is an Actor, You tuber, Vlogger, Social Media Influencer, Engineer and much more. It’s rightly said engineers can do anything. Prasad had a very ordinary childhood like many of us. And now we are enjoying his extra ordinary 20’s life and creativity. Mostly he creates content on instagram and you tube, -the spoofs and parodies. I am sure while surfing over reels you may have seen him and enjoyed the content.
Prasad Vidhate shares his elite story with Paradox India and we would love to share with you all.
1.Was acting your forever passion ya waqt ki koi gheri saazish?
“When I was in school I was interested in performing in annual functions, drama competition and dance competition but did not got enough opportunities and support by my teachers. Soon completed my 10th and I enrolled for an acting workshop of almost 15 days and luckily – got a chance to work with one of the finest actor and director from Marathi industry. But due to lack of experience on stage I struggled for almost 3 years to get on stage. I had to let it go because of my 12th boards. When I reached in the 2nd year of my graduation in civil engineering I performed in an art circle activity and in the same year I directed 2 plays from my college for WJIVH we received 4 individual prizes and then the journey began. Till my final year I have been the part of several plays including one act, long length and 2 act plays and had enough experience to apply for NSD (2 times), rejected every time …Bahahaha. But I continued the theatre in Pune and simultaneously got a chance to perform in a sketch for YouTube channel – a small role of almost 20 sec. I worked with almost 4 to 5 YouTube channels but the growth was slow but still continued, finally in 2019 I got a chance to be the lead in one of the play named ‘ The Father of 669 ‘ which ranked 2nd in the intercollege competition all over Pune. The best part was I got a prize named – CHATURASRA (multitalented actor). I was felicitated by the well-known actor, writer and director Mahesh Manjrekar, which boosted my confidence even more.
At the end of 2019 I went to a trip to Lehi Ladakh for cycling and almost uploaded 8 vlogs on my channel followed by some sketches in the lockdown, I uploaded 2 web series named
– Mai Bhi Youtuber and Usual Ka Alag Visual on my YouTube channel (Saint In Baggy).
Finally in the month of Jan 2021 one of my reel took off on Instagram and the world changed, the moment for which I waited for 2 years arrived within a blink.
And yes Acting is my passion and also waqt ki ek gheri saazish.”
2.Which was the first role you played in theatre or on stage, which holds something special?
“The first noticeable role I did in a play was in 2019 named ‘The father of 669’ the play is close to my heart and if I get a chance to time travel then I would surely go back to the process of this play.”
3.What was the idea or story behind the username Saint in Baggy as it seems to be very deep and unique?
“The name denotes the personality I want to be. Saint word itself defines that a person has given away all the materialistic elements, is calm and holding onto peace while Prasad is completely opposite, a person always thinking of content , busy working on the toes and love being busy. I also love wearing loose clothes which provide me a comfort in all the hectic schedule and work . So the name is the combination of these 2 aspects and I came up with it, so as to constantly remind myself that keep working and one say you will be a saint in baggy clothes.
So that’s the simple logic behind the name ‘Saint in baggy’.
4.The way you present yourself is quite unique, is there any influence from epic stories casted on TV during Lockdown?
“Talking truly, not a series from lockdown but I love the content made by TVF and I follow the channel since the ‘TVF pitchers’ and I always wanted to create something like, Tripling , Kota factory and sketches as well . But in the process I follow is the content should be strong on paper and elevated while performing and post production, the content should be relatable and easy to understand.”
5. From where do you get your inspiration or ideas for your content?
“My inspiration is the love given by the viewers. Most of my videos are experimental and if the audience get attached/hooked to the video the analytics and comments speak out loud and yeah that’s my inspiration. This gets me on the toes to come up with something more interesting on the table.”
6.How does it feel to be more Saint In Baggy than Prasad Vidhate?
“Being saint in baggy feels more responsible, always need to be up to the mark , always be on the toes, value for what you have achieved. I want them to be different and I try to do so because Prasad Vidhate is all about the journey and I wanted to live the journey and not the achievement.”
7. You have a YouTube channel as well . What’s your favourite thing to do vlogging or content creating ?
“That’s tricky question, well I am in a phase were I believe in being consistent on the platform .So whatever comes in the frame first I will do that. Even if it’s a sketch, short film, vlog, voice over video anything. But personally if you ask me to choose 1 then I will go for content creating.”
8. So you have done theatres. Can You tell a little more of your background?
“Well if you ask me what do I love more ? The theatre or content creation ? I would say theatre cas because I love the pressure you have on stage and there are no retakes, it takes a lot of effort , group coordination and rehearsals. I enjoy the process that takes to build a play and I have a lot of respect for this because it took almost 3 years for me to reach onstage to perform as a character and I believe god made me learn all the elements that happens at the back of the stage so as to be respectful to the art that takes place on the stage. Lot of memories are associated with theatre as it has been almost 8 to 9 years that I am associated with theatre taking some gaps due to academics though”.
9. You have done a short film 2 months back Motichoor ke Ladoo. Can you tell more about it, how did u get the story, inspiration and all ?
“This has always happened to me that whenever I wanted or wished for something, god has always made me work hard for it and has given me several opportunities to do it, rather pushed me on the road which he decided is good for me and I guess this is all about life. On the similar thought I wanted to do something and while jamming with my mates we came across some stories, initially it was a series of 4 short films but then we made 2 . One is Motichoor ke Ladoo and the second is yet to be released as it in the post production. The short film (motichoor ke laddoo) is all about – god helping you in the journey of your life, ‘wo agar problem solve nahi karegenge par usko jhelneki takad jaroor denge’.
We shot the short film with a crew of 7 excited and dedicated individual with almost – 1 not up to the mark camera, broken and jammed lens, zero makeup. It took us 3 days to shoot the short film and we enjoyed the process and I know god was with us the whole time.”
10. What will be your message to the youth who wants to make a career in acting or content creating ?
See what he says on content creation and acting on our instagram page @paradox_india.
There is an amazing live interview session coming up on the Paradox soon, where Prasad Vidhate will share his journey, experience, laughter and much more. Stay tuned on Paradox India.
Rajesh Yadav drops some major inspiration for us!
If you watch reels all day we are sure you have once in your scrolling journey came across Rajesh Yadav and if you binge-watch OTT content every day and Campus Diaries is your favourite show then you must be friendly with Sandy! Paradox gets candid and stocks up the inspo from none other than Rajesh Yadav!
1) When did you begin creating material professionally? Was there ever a spontaneous notion or incident that altered your perception of content creation as a profession?
Rajesh Yadav: In December 2015 I started making content, and by God’s grace, my first video drew a big audience. My second video later went viral, making the characters well-known. As my first video went viral, I was motivated to work even harder on my content creation and no longer had to worry about making this my career.
2) Were there any other role models you admired before beginning your journey?
Who motivated you to keep going?
Rajesh Yadav: I liked watching TVF and AIB’s funny and caustic videos before I started working in this field. After seeing their work, I became a fan and started making videos.
3) When did your life change for the better?
Rajesh Yadav: Creating my first video marked a turning moment in my life because I had never before considered a career in the arts or as a content developer. Although I didn’t have much experience in this sector while I was in college. I joined a theatre organization because I had some free time, and I worked there on the weekends.
4) How did you find acting as Sandy in the Campus diaries?
Rajesh Yadav: Sandy from Campus Diaries was my first role in a web series. Due to his many varied characteristics, including the fact that he begins as a friend and ends up as a villain, Sandy is an extremely distinctive character. I had never portrayed a somewhat pessimistic role before. For the first time, I had the opportunity to participate in something brand-new; perhaps the second season will have even more surprises.
5) Whoever would you like to work with if you had the chance to work with any artist in the world, and why?
Rajesh Yadav: Shahrukh Khan is the person I would choose to collaborate with if given the chance. Shahrukh Khan is someone we have all admired and been inspired by since we were young kids, no matter where he is today. I’ve wanted to meet Shahrukh Khan since I was a young child, and if I ever had the chance to work with anyone I wish, Shahrukh Khan would be my first choice.
6) What difficulties did you face at the beginning of your journey?
Rajesh Yadav: The major obstacle I had to overcome at the beginning of my adventure was learning how to produce original and creative videos for the audience. My goal was to come up with concepts that I might potentially employ in novel ways over the long term rather than to produce something that couldn’t be used in the future. Thankfully, I had only encountered these challenges in my first video.
7) Your thoughts? Is that your greatest success to date?
Rajesh Yadav: Any success I may have feels enormous to me as a regular person who enjoys watching superstars and I always had fantasies about meeting them. Nevertheless, now that I’ve recently collaborated with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, communicating and working with them. It is an accomplishment. After following him in college and attempting to meet him, it’s an enormous accomplishment for me to be able to communicate and work with superstars.
8) What is your greatest professional goal?
Rajesh Yadav: We are all aware that every one of us has different goals. My current objective is to play the main character in a movie or web series so that I may discover my talent and exhibit it to others. This is my current objective, and after I reach it, I’ll think about pursuing some more challenging objectives.
9) How have you found performing and writing for MensXP? It is a truly new platform that requires robust connectivity in order to function.
Rajesh Yadav : Four years of working with MensXP has been a wonderful experience. You can work there with complete creative freedom whether you’re writing or acting. It’s critical that you are given the freedom to complete your task on your schedule without interruption. As a result of the drastically different environment you find yourself in, the genre is quite varied and contains humor.
10) What is the final message you would like to convey to your supporters and well-wishers?
Rajesh Yadav: I can only advise my well-wishers to take care of themselves. In this society when everyone is scrambling for something, we all neglect to take care of our physical and mental health. Sometimes we continue to put our physical health first while ignoring our mental health. I, therefore, urge every one of my well-wishers to take care of both themselves and others around them.
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Anuj Saini from being face of advertisers to singles!
Anuj Saini a pre-dominant face of advertising industry is ruling the Indian entertainment industry. Recently he was seen in Gandhi Godse Ek Yudha as character of Naren . He also featured alongside actresses like Jacqueline Fernandez in Mere Angne Mein and Dhvani Bhanushali in Vaaste. he is also seen in many advertisements which includes KFC, Sprite, Nivea, Cadbury,Tata and other known brands.
When did you start your career as an actor?
Anuj Saini: After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, I moved to Mumbai and began my acting career there in 2017.
How has your experience been in the advertising industry? You have been their favourite face for years.
Anuj Saini: Advertising is quite competitive; for a single ad, about 5000 candidates audition, but only one girl and one male are chosen. I’ve spent 6 to 8 hours working on a clothing advertisement set, and I love it. Once we start producing advertising, it’s wonderful, and I get to enjoy creating television commercials.
Just keep trying, improving, and being patient are key characteristics in this field.
What was your first show and how was your first experience working in that show?
Anuj Saini: It was a music video for the song VAASTE that I appeared in. That was my very first acting experience, and it was a great one. The great Rajkumar Santoshi sir’s Gandhi Vs. Godse, my debut movie, will be released in theatres across India next month
As acting is not a cup of tea for everyone! How did you know that you can do it as an actor?
Anuj Saini: It takes months of preparation for a three-hour test (a movie), and acting is a 24-hour career where you have to get better every day with no turning back.
There were so many superstars back in the days so who inspired you the most to become an actor?
Anuj Saini: The actors who most inspired me to pursue acting were Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Sushant Singh Rajput. Due to their consistency in remaining where they are and doing their best up to this point, we are all aware that these people didn’t got support from others in the industry.
Which achievement means a lot to you and is there any other achievement you look forward to achieving?
Anuj Saini: It meant a lot to me when I was chosen for my first feature film, which will be released in January, because I had no familiarity and many talented people chose me for the role. This is a huge accomplishment for me And I have a lot of accomplishments I want to get to.
You have met many different personalities from different fields. Who was most inspiring and why?
Anuj Saini: Anuja Patil, a former player for India, influenced me greatly with her personality . She changed the outlook of way of communicating with others. She is incredibly generous.
What do you want to share that many people don’t know about you?
Anuj Saini: Although I’m a big introvert and am really shy in real life, there is a switch that allows me to be completely different in front of the camera.
What message would you like to give to upcoming actors who follow you?
Anuj Saini: Keep working and hustling. Bombay is a city where one phone call has the power to completely alter your journey, but it will take time for that call to reach you. Until then, stay positive, put in a lot of effort, and don’t give up.
Lastly, what is one message that you want to give to your followers and well-wishers?
Please continue to support me; I’ll do everything in my ability to make you all smile.
AAP HAI TO HUM HAI!!