If you weren’t an actor, you would have been...
A sportsman for sure. Or if these were different times, then I would have been happily faffing around.
A classic film you would have loved to be a part of.
I would have loved to play the main character in films like The Godfather, Once Upon A Time in America, Devdas, Pakeezah and Doctor Zhivago.
Between theatre and films, which one is more rewarding for you?
Both of them are equally rewarding as well as consuming. What hurts me is when it doesn’t give me something in return for my efforts.
Are biopics a good way to highlight a good story or highlight a person?
It should ideally work both ways. What we need to see is whether the story is glorifying a person or sending a strong message. Paan Singh Tomar (2012) started the trend and worked well as it wasn’t about glorifying a person. It highlighted the system through the story of that person.
From HT Brunch, December 7
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