Not sure if I am talented, but I’m an underrated actor: Varun Badola

  • Rukmini Chopra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 19:33 IST
“I can’t say If I’m talented, but I do feel I’m underrated,” says television actor Varun Badola. (Amlan Dutta/ HT Photo)

From doing a critically-acclaimed show, Koshish, to being part of popular shows today, Varun Badola has explored varied genres in his career.

Talking about his acting abilities, Varun says, “I can’t tell if I am a talented actor. That is for you to judge. But I feel I am an underrated actor.” The actor adds that he could have done “justice” to the characters essayed by others in the past. “If I am being underutilised by the industry, then it is their loss,” he says.

Ask Varun if he ever chose roles that didn’t excite him, and he says, “I have essayed characters that I haven’t liked but have become popular. A character might become popular, but that doesn’t mean you enjoy playing the role. I have come across such situations.”

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In a day and age where cases of divorces and separations have become the talk of the town, we ask the actor what is it that has kept his wife, Rajeshwari Sachdev and him together through all these years. “Both of us were established actors when we married each other. We had some set patterns. It was important for us to understand that,” he says, adding, “Life becomes difficult when one has to start compromising on things in their marriage. Adjusting in small ways is better.” Varun is quick to add that the percentage of “happily married people” is a lot more, but it isn’t talked about as much.

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