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Want to explore more roles; being typecast is the death of an actor: Eijaz Khan

The Kkavyanjali actor believes in experimenting with roles as he doesn’t want his audience to get bored of him.

tv Updated: Mar 21, 2017 19:29 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Eijaz Khan played the character of Vikrant Khanna in his last TV show, Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai.
Eijaz Khan played the character of Vikrant Khanna in his last TV show, Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai.

Eijaz Khan believes that one should never stop exploring different characters and says that getting typecast is the end of the road for an actor.

“For any actor being typecast is death. I know that on TV, one tends to get similar offers. And what can an actor do but to take them up? A rich businessman with a broken heart story always sells. I’m not against what works for the audience. But I also feel that as actors we need to explore more. Personally, I want to act till I die and every single time I want to do something new,” says Khan, who is currently seen playing a 42-year-old in his ongoing fiction, Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage.

After being part of the small screen industry for long, Khan says, “Currently I’m at a stage when I can choose what I want to do and say no to offers that don’t interest me. But, till 2008-09, I did every kind of role that was offered to me. However, I’ve been fortunate to get lead roles. I also feel that female actors have more scope on TV than male actors.”

He adds,“I just don’t follow the script but also work on the look and the attitude of the character. Some people have told me that there is no point in putting so much effort in playing such roles, but I don’t want my audience to get bored of me.”

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