I am an underutilised actor because I don’t run after fame: Randeep Hooda

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 28, 2016 19:27 IST
The 39-year-old actor does not run after fame and believes that’s the reason why he is underutilised in the industry as an actor. (Waseem Gashroo/Ht Photo )

Although not chasing fame or roles is a conscious decision, actor Randeep Hooda admits that staying low hasn’t helped his career much. “I think I have been underutilised in many ways. I never chase a role, and maybe that’s why it happens,” he says.

“For me, it’s all about getting a job as an actor. I am not someone who says that I get the best of everything, I have to choose what’s the best role for me... and that’s how I work in films, I don’t run after roles. As an actor, I just want to focus on the acting part,” he adds.

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“As an actor, I try and give it my all, when I get a role. It’s all about the journey and I want to know and learn different perspectives of different human beings. I don’t want to be on the cover of a magazine or be seen at the parties,” says the actor, who has earned raving reviews for portraying Sarabjit Singh in the recently released film Sarbjit .

While the 39-year-old feels being observant is part of being an actor, he also feels “method acting” is an overrated word. “I think it’s an overly-abused term. Yes, there are methods to certain roles but that’s not the only thing that is important. For instance, in Sarbjit, losing weight was important and it took the life out of me. But more than the physical transformation, it was about the emotional turmoil that he was going through. It was this emotional content that appeals to the audience,” he says.

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