He got the offer of “Mohenjo Dadho” as Hrithik’s body double…
Apart from ad films, Roopesh also received film offers, the latest being Mohenjo Daro. “I was offered the period film however I was not too keen on it and therefore turned it down,” he says. Wasn’t it foolish to do away with such a great opportunity? “It may be, but at the end of the day you need to accept the reality and the reality is that today there is hardly any scope for look-alikes and duplicates,” says Roopesh who charges Rupees 25,000 per day for a shoot and has been personally appreciated by Hrithik himself during a reality TV show shoot.[ecp code=”4″]
He became Maharashtra’s Hrithik Roshan after 2003…
According to Roopesh, he channelised all his energies to grooming himself like the Roshan junior for over three years. And thus in 2003, ‘Maharashtra cha Hrithik Roshan’ (Maharashtra’s Hrithik Roshan – the term which he likes addressing himself as) was born. “After replicating the hair do, body language and the look, I first approached a Marathi producer, who liked my performance and made a video CD featuring me along with the other Bollywood lookalikes. It was an instant hit,” says Roopesh.
Roopesh says, after this CD he was no looking back, from “Boogie Woogie”, “Pehchaan Kaun”, “Chanda Ka Kanoon”, “Son Pari” to “Shaka Laka Boom Boom” – it was raining opportunities on Roopesh and he was certainly hogging on all of them.
Roopesh is seriously working towering achieving his goals. In fact he also represented India internationally as a dancer. He says, “In 2013 I went to Moscow to be a part of World Dance Olympiad and in 2014 I went to Bulgaria as a Bollywood international judge.” He also reveals that he is a national voiceover artist and has given voice for several cartoons and ad films.
Today he is settled with his own dance school – Nakshatra Modern At and Dance Academy – and also teach dance at several schools in Mumbai. He also want to continue doing that and want people to know him as a great dancer.