An irresistible smile, a chiselled bod, dreamy eyes and passion for his art makes Vishhal Nikam one of the most sought-after stars in the Marathi industry. Born and brought up in Devikhindi village of Sangli District, he got his first taste of fame in 2018 with his debut film Mithun. Since then, the actor and fitness junkie has carved a niche for himself in the industry. With films and TV shows, including the popular Dakkhancha Raja Jyotiba, to his credit, Vishhal has been voted as Maharashtra’s Most Desirable Man of 2020.
I feel grateful, humbled and truly thankful to those who voted for me. I cannot express how happy this makes me feel. I was in the top 15 in 2018, then in the top-three in 2019, and now, taking the top spot is like a dream come true for me. It is a huge honour for a farmer’s son who dared to dream big and go to Mumbai to struggle, do films and TV and win the title of Maharashtra’s Most Desirable Man. My win is for everyone who dared to dream big and isn’t afraid to work hard to pursue it.
In an recent interview he was asked certain questions to which he gave the following answers:-
Speaking of desirability, what qualities make you the most desirable man?
My fitness and good looks (laughs)! Jokes apart, it is the kindness of heart and compassion that makes a person desirable. The pandemic has taught us that we need more kind people around. I want to mention my parents here, who always taught me to treat everyone with love and respect. To date, the best compliment I received is that I have no airs and I am humble and grounded. So, I really feel that my kind and compassionate nature makes me desirable.
What are the qualities that you find desirable in a woman?
The same qualities that I have. Nothing is more beautiful and desirable than a person treating others with kindness.
Who, according to you, is the most desirable man and woman in the country?
For me, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sridevi ji will remain the two most desirable people because of their affable quality. In the Marathi film industry, I think Bhushan Pradhan is the most desirable man to me – he is an inspiration and so humble. He has taught me so much. Sai Tamhankar tops the most desirable list among the women for me. She is bold and pushes the envelope always. Plus, she is a fellow Sanglikar!
How has your experience in the industry been so far and what does the future look like?
In the years that I have been in the industry, I have received so much love. I am a living example of a person following his dream! Going forward, I would love to expand my horizons and do projects in various languages. A big dream is to work with Shahid Kapoor. And a dream role would be to essay an army man or the biopic of a cricketer on the big screen.