Actor Rohan Gandotra (r) is seen with Ashutosh Gowariker at the launch of “Everest” in Mumbai Oct. 16. (Manav Manglani photo)

New Delhi — Delhi boy Rohan Gandotra has been chosen to play the male lead in Ashutosh Gowariker’s debut television show “Everest.”

On the show, Gandotra will play Aakash Joshi, a daredevil journalist who will be seen making a documentary on the world’s highest mountain range.

The actor has been selected from over 200 people to enact the role of Aakash Joshi and had to undergo around seven look tests along with rigorous acting and mountaineering workshops.

"I was working in Delhi after completing my bachelors (degree) in computers, and somewhere I was not enjoying doing what I was doing — that is when I decided to try my hand at modeling and started off doing print ads in Delhi.

"It was during this time that I was called for an audition by Ashutosh sir’s team, and was later finalized to play the role of Aakaash Joshi. It has been a challenge for me and a lifetime opportunity, too. It’s been almost one-and-a-half years that I have shifted base to Mumbai and there has been no looking back." Gandotra said in a statement.

“Everest” will air on Star Plus from Nov. 3. 

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