Auckland, September 12, 2019
Thirty-year-old Engineer Pratik Patel is ready to take over Bollywood.
He is a finalist at the ‘Mr India 2019 Contest,’ the finals of which will be held in Delhi in November.
Producer, Director and Actor Arbaaz Khan (brother of Salman Khan) will be a judge and the winner will receive opportunities to act in Indian films and commercials and be a model.
The event is produced by Delhi based Manish Sahdev, Managing Director, Skywalk Productions.
Pratik passed the auditions held in Delhi in June with his performances in acting and dance routine. He also wrote his two monologues based on his life and dreams inspired by the 2007 Hindi film ‘Om Shanti Om.’
Employed as IT Field Engineer, Pratik is currently training in two acting studios and plans to transition as an actor in New Zealand and India. In his spare time, he is a body-building enthusiast and practices Martial Arts such as Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Pratik has been rehearsing for Mr India for the past four months.
He has a personal branding manager, acting tutor, presenting coach, voice coach, and Hindi dialect coach.
Aspire to Inspire
Pratik is an advocate for mental health and wellbeing. Despite his busy schedule, he finds time to coach ten clients on a fortnightly basis and helps them lead healthy lifestyle. He coaches them on effective tools of managing stress, anxiety and depression.
He draws from his own experiences of struggling with depression, anxiety, self destruction and low self esteem.
Pratik found his way out of this and attributes his healthy lifestyle saying, “I picked up hobbies that helped me discipline my mind and body. I practiced gratitude on a daily basis and started helping others on a small scale – people who were struggling like I did.”
Mental Health Talks
He is breaking out from on-on-one coaching to more public mental health talks. If you would like Pratik to speak at your next event of any size or podcast get in touch with Indian Newslink now. You can hear him on Radio Tarana on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8 pm.
“I reckon that as long as you are breathing, there is a change for a better tomorrow; so, do not lose hope and don’t get caught up by limitations like age, peer pressure and insecurities. You are never too old and it is never too late to live your dreams.”
Sabby Jey is a writer and actor. She is also Director, Sabby Jey Social Limited based in Auckland. She was featured as our Model of the Fortnight in Indian Newslink July 1, 2018 issue.