Jim Sarbh is on cloud nine. He has all the reasons to be excited about his first International Emmy Award nomination. The actor has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for the SonyLIV web series 'Rocket Boys'. In an exclusive conversation with IndiaToday.in, Jim shared his thoughts on the nomination and the prospect of bringing home the Emmy.
What does the Emmy nomination mean to you?
I am overwhelmed and excited to be nominated under the Best Actor category at the international Emmy Awards for my portrayal of Dr. Homi Bhabha in 'Rocket Boys'. It is an honour to be recognised amongst such talented individuals from across the world. This nomination is a testament to the hard working, dedicated, and extremely talented cast and crew, who brought the incredible story of Dr. Sarabhai and Dr. Bhabha to life. I loved working on 'Rocket Boys', a project that salutes some of India's scientists, artists, and leaders, the pioneers of a newly birthed nation. I am so glad Emmay, Roy Kapur Films and SonyLiv believed in this project, and in me.
How did you find out about the nomination?
I know that Emmay (the producers) had applied a while ago, but to be completely honest, I had entirely forgotten about it. I had no idea the nominations were being announced yesterday, and perhaps that is a very good thing.
I played a game of basketball, rode my bicycle home in the rain, and went in for a shower. I came out to messages and calls from Nikkhil Advani and Abhay Pannu.
What has been your fondest memory of the International Emmys?
I was very excited on behalf of Arjun Mathur when he was nominated. I worked with him on 'Made in Heaven', and watched his performance, which only improved in Season 2. I had also thoroughly enjoyed his work in 'Luck by Chance' and 'Brij Mohan Amar Rahe', and was happy he was being recognised on an international platform.
How special will the win be if you get home the Emmy?
Of course it would be wonderful, but I would rather not think about it too much.