Ankit Arora, who plays Razia's brother Ruknuddin Firuz in Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Razia Sultan, had come to Mumbai with a dream of pursuing a career in music, but fate willed otherwise.
He says, "My mother used to sing in a temple. I would often join her, but I never had any formal training. I learnt music in Mumbai." While he got a break in acting, he still aspires to be a playback singer.