Attaboy! Jineet Rath, an Odia buckle in Bollywood


Bhubaneswar: Hail Jineet! After working with Bollywood superstars like Aamir Khan, Hritik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif in the Hindi cinema world, young and talented Odia star Jineet Rath was once again impressive in the just released Salman Khan starrer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger.

Loved and adored by mostly all from the fraternity, Jineet in an exclusive chat with OTV shared his experience working with Bollywood Bhaijaan Salman and his experience in the latest release.

On the sets

During the shoot, I completely adopted the role I was given. I knew what I had to do. It was all natural.

Family support

I love travelling to different countries. It was just amazing. My father had come, but for some time only because of his office duties. My Mom was always with me. And in the Middle East, it’s too hot out there. I couldn’t have done it without my mother, because one by one, people were fainting and were rushed to the hospital.


Tiger Zinda Hai

Tiger Zinda Hai was an amazing experience for me. I travelled many countries. I enjoyed a lot. It was like having fun. I used to play cards, games with my friends. Shooting was just in some part of the day, rest I was having fun.

Bond with Salman

Salman Khan loved me a lot. We spent quality time together and stayed in the same hotel. He has gifted me a scarf which he wore during the movie shoot. It’s really nice.

Background basics of Jineet:

Hailing from Puri, the kid started doing TV commercials when he was just six months old.

Jineet till now has done more than 300 advertisements, acted in Bollywood movies like Guzaarish (2010), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Talaash (2012), ABCD 2 (2015), Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai (2010) and also made a mark in Hollywood movies like Radio (2003) and Dam999 (2011).

His debut in a TV serial was Bharat Ka Veer Putra- Maharana Pratap in Sony TV and his Bollywood debut was Guzaarish, where he played the role of young Ethan Mascarenhas.

Jineet had played the role of the younger version of Ali Zafar in ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’. Thereafter, he played the crucial role of the deceased son of Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji in the suspense drama ‘Talaash’. He also had a small role as Prabhu Deva’s son in ‘ABCD 2’.

Few months ago during the shooting, Katrina shared a picture taken on the sets of TZH in Abu Dhabi showering her love on the child actor.

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