Shrey Bhargava’s Titoudao to battle Prosenjit Chatterjee’s Jubilee, others at Asian Academy Creative Awards

Dressed in a white shirt and matching trousers, Shrey Bhargava sat patiently, soaking in the adulation as the host attributed a series of job roles to his names. When it was his turn, the actor- who is Singapore’s representative for the upcoming Asian Academy Creative Awards- narrowed it down to just one word.

“I’m an actor and host. I have directed short films before, but I consider myself primarily a performer,” he told Connected to India’s @Work host Himanshu Verma.

The 28-year-old received the nod as the Singapore winner for his role as an Indian director in the period drama Titoudao, which has gained recognition in the country. Bhargava will be competing against nine other actors from Asia, including India and China, for the gala award on December 7.

The director-actor will be going up against Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, who received his nomination for the portrayal of Srikant Roy in Vikramaditya Motwane’s drama series Jubilee.

Revealing his excitement, he stated: “Just to be there, standing alongside them, is a dream come true.”

Not just Chatterjee, Bhargava was all praise for Bollywood’s Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Watch this interview to know how the conversation unfolded and what the young actor said.