Mr. Arish Bhiwandiwala is a singer who has been one of the finalists of The Stage 3. He inspires everyone a lot because he has achieved so much at such a young age. He is currently a student of mass media but singing most definitely is his profession. He wants to make his parents proud. According to him, if someone is not happy with their profession, that cannot do their job properly howsoever good they may be.
Arish says, “It is very difficult to get noticed for the artists as the opportunities are very less and aspirants are more.” According to him, one should never lose faith and keep on working hard. He says, only you can push yourself and break all the limits and reach wherever you want to. He is a very passionate and devoted person. He says that his biggest inspiration is his brother and he believes that it is only because of his brother that he never gave up on singing.
For more detailed views, tune in the interview below-
1. Tell us about your profession and the struggles that you faced reaching where you are today.
I am currently a student at HR College, in my final year of Mass Media. I started singing and acting when I was 3 years old. It has always been a dream to make this my profession. Being part of a society where most people prefer job security over pursuing a passion, made it a challenge initially to convince everyone to see things from my perspective. That said my parents had always been supportive of whatever I wanted to pursue, desk job or not.
Eventually, as people started to see how much I love doing what I do, they started becoming more accepting and supportive of it which culminated in the overwhelming support I got while I was on the show.
2. Do you think it is important for everyone to follow their passion?
Most definitely. If you aren’t happy, you can’t do your job well. And you can only be happy when you do what your heart tells you to do.
3. According to you, are art and artists given enough opportunities in India?
The opportunities in the realm of art in India is fast growing but the number of aspirants and available opportunities is very skewed in a way that you truly have to put your back into it to get noticed and reach where you wish to.
4. What will be your message to the youth of India?
Do what your heart tells you to do. Put your time, heart and soul into whatever it is that you want to do and you’ll be happy. Even when it seems very hard, it is only you who can push yourself to the limit and achieve everything you wish to.
5. Who is your inspiration?
Hrithik Roshan and Michael Jackson are my inspirations. Both of them had many difficulties in their lives as children and they overcame their problems and difficulties and became extremely successful in their own respective fields. While these two have inspired me, the reason I sing and act is that because of my brother. I grew up watching him sing and act and I used to love imitating him do the same. I did whatever he did. If he didn’t love music and drama, I probably would never have as much love for it and wouldn’t have been able to pursue it the way I have.
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