Curchorem-based Melwin D’cunha’s childhood dream of becoming an actor has finally come true. Making his debut with Konkani film ‘Pedru Poder’, scheduled to release at end of this year, the model-turned actor is pretty excited. NT BUZZ catches up with him to know more RAMANDEEP KAUR| NT BUZZ Several dream of seeing themselves on big …
Curchorem-based Melwin D’cunha’s childhood dream of becoming an actor has finally come true. Making his debut with Konkani film ‘Pedru Poder’, scheduled to release at end of this year, the model-turned actor is pretty excited. NT BUZZ catches up with him to know more
RAMANDEEP KAUR| NT BUZZ
dream of seeing themselves on big screen someday. The entertainment industry is
sought after by people of all walks of life.
And in Goa too, Melwin D’cunha from Curchorem is no
exception- who dreamt of becoming an actor. The 27-year-old is all set to make
his acting debut opposite John D’Silva in the upcoming film ‘Pedru Poder’,
directed by Jojo D’souza which will be released by the end of 2019.
Like most of us, the bug of becoming an actor caught
Melwin as a child. Fond of action movies, he enjoyed watching movies which
starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, which inspired him to
work on his physique.
Acting comes naturally to him. “It is an inborn skill”,
he says adding that, “in order to meet the demands of an actor, I started
working out at a very young age which helped me in developing a well-toned
body,” he mentions. It was during the initial days of working on himself that
he got into bodybuilding as well. Melwin proudly says that he’s represented Goa
at the State and National level in bodybuilding.
Speaking about how his dream came true of becoming an
actor, he tells NT BUZZ that the opportunity of working in the film ‘Pedru
Poder’ came his way when he saw an advertisement that called interested people
“I gave the audition and was shortlisted on the spot,” he
says. In the film, Melwin plays the role of Donald D’souza, who is a businessman
and a model. “The character I am playing was designed keeping in mind my
personality,” informs Melwin adding that, acting is an ongoing learning process
and that he learned a lot acting nuances from his co-stars, specially from
comedian John D’Silva and other actors too.
Melwin is a multi-talented boy. Besides, working
part-time as a model, he is also a talented artist. He was part of the Mr Goa
2018 pageant, where he won a subtitle of Mr Goa Stunner. He began his stint
with modelling at age of 21. He goes on to say modelling has taught him a lot
about body language, how to face the camera, boost confidence, how to face
people and how to walk on the ramp.
As an artist he uses his free time to work on canvas
paintings and sketches. “Art is my hobby and my artworks are always connected
with famous personalities, may be because of the influence and love which I
have for films,” he says.
Melwin tells us that he has done a four-feet-tall canvas
painting of Michael Jackson, besides working on sketches and portraits of Rose
from Titanic, Marilyn Monroe, etc.
A science graduate with a degree in Hospitality
Management, Melwin also informs that he’s worked in hospitality sector for six
years, and mentions that he doesn’t get sufficient time to work out, but
somehow makes time to at least go to the gym to maintain his physique while
also fine tuning his acting skills.
After working on his first film he says: “I love this
acting profession and thus, despite having a very busy schedule I make time to
do what I like.”
He takes challenges in his stride and says that
challenges are present in every field or in whatever one does. “The challenge I
faced as an actor was that of facing the camera. I was really nervous on my
first day of shoot. Also, when you are working alongside actors like John
D’silva it is a bit difficult to match up to his level of acting. However, I
managed to do my best,” he says.
Melwin makes it a point to mention about the support his
father was to him through all his decisions.
He says: “My father was the person who always supported
me and inspired me a lot to become an actor, as he too was very fond of Konkani
Cinema. It was his wish to see my film but unfortunately he passed away,” he
While his dream of becoming an actor has finally come
true, he now eagerly awaits the release of ‘Pedru Poder’ and hope that the
public notices his acting talent.
“At present this film is a very important project for me
and it is from here that I will move onto different projects. I am to open to
any kind of role,” says Melwin.