The Empire Star Dino Morea Opens Up About Doing Small Jobs When Nothing Came His Way

The Empire Star Dino Morea Opens Up About Doing Small Jobs When Nothing Came His Way

Nawaz Kochra
Dino Morea as Shaibani Khan in The Empire (Source: Instagram | @disneyplushotstarvip)
Dino Morea as Shaibani Khan in The Empire (Source: Instagram | @disneyplushotstarvip)

Actor Dino Morea has delivered an amazing performance as Shaibani Khan in The Empire. And  I must say, right from his first seen you won’t be able to take eyes off him. He is a highlight on the web show that also stars Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor, Drashti Dhami, Aditya Seal, and Sahher Bambba. Dino who had taken a break from showbiz in 2010, has been making his craft speak, earlier this year, his performance in Tandav was also applause-worthy.

Now while he has left so many talking about his performance, the actor recently opened up about his struggle of staying relevant in the industry. In an interview with Pinkvilla, the actor shared how he did small jobs for financial stability. He said…

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 also added how during his struggle, he did go through a lot mentally. He said…

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.

Well, Dino has truly returned to the arclights with a bang. His performance in The Empire has totally left me stunned. In fact, the entire show has been a visual treat to watch. And I am looking forward to more such amazing performances from Dino in the near future. Did you also like Dino as Shaibani Khan?