Sharad Kelkar appreciates the change in people’s perception and how are not categorising actors as TV or movie artists anymore.
“Now people are considering actors as actors only and not categorising them as TV actors or film actors,” says Sharad, who has worked in serials like Saat Phere and Uttaran. He has also done films Uttarayan and 1920: Evil Returns. “It’s a great time for all the (TV) actors. They can now switch from here (TV) to there (films),” said Sharad, who currently hosts the crime show: Shaitaan- A Criminal Mind.
“Nowadays, TV actors are working in films and vice versa. And it is good for the industry,” he says, adding that “now the distance between the TV and films is getting narrow” and he is hopeful that it “may end some day”. Hussain Kuwajerwala, who started his career with television, has also done the film Shree which released last week. “Hussain is very confident about his work because he has done fantastic work. I have said this in almost all my interviews that Hussain is one of television’s most professional and dedicated actors,” says Sharad.
While TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput took his big screen leap with Kai Po Che!, last year saw popular TV host Ayushmann Khurrana rising on the film firmament with the success of Vicky Donor.