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The highs and lows of filmdom: Sharman Joshi

bollywood Updated: Apr 09, 2014 15:14 IST
Medha Shri Dahiya
Medha Shri Dahiya
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Actor Sharman Joshi can pull serious roles with as much ease as the comic ones. From Golmaal to Life in a Metro and 3 Idiots, Joshi has done a v­ariety of roles and is quite content with his career.

The 34-year-old says that movies invoke extreme reactions from people. “There’s just no limit to how much people can love you or how badly they can bring you down,” he says. Talking about one of the most ‘ruthless’ feedbacks, he says, "When Rang De Basanti (2006) had released, one of the ­critics made a comment in passing that I was too loud and was playing up to the gallery. It was ­rather odd, because ­others had praised my performance. I felt low thinking that ­millions will be reading his ­comment. I was upset as I had worked very hard. But as it turned out, the film received an overwhelming response."

The actor was part of Rang De Basanti’s ensemble cast which had actor Aamir Khan in the lead.

Recounting one of his highs, Joshi, who played Raju Rastogi in 3 Idiots (2009), also starring Aamir Khan, says, “One such memorable moments is 3 idiots. It certainly changed things for me. I was expecting praise and appreciation, but the kind of love I got was unexpected and unprecedented.”