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We can’t probably do somersaults, but can deliver good performances: Sumeet Vyas

Ribbon actor Sumeet Vyas feels, people in the film industry have finally realised that there are actors who ‘can’t probably do somersaults or martial arts, but can deliver good performances’.

bollywood Updated: Nov 04, 2017 17:54 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Actor Sumeet Vyas will be seen opposite Kareena Kapoor in Veere Di Wedding. (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Web series Tripling and Permanent Roommates have helped him to get noticed in the film industry, says actor Sumeet Vyas. Thanks to them, he bagged films with A-list Bollywood actors. In the upcoming film Veere Di Wedding, he is paired with actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, and in the recently released film Ribbon, actor Kalki Koechlin is his co-star.

“There’s a lot to thank the two web series for. I have definitely benefitted a lot from them. People in the industry have started recognising me. Earlier they wouldn’t cast me as a protagonist, or in an important role, but things have changed for better,” says Vyas, before adding, “People have realised that there are actors, like us, who can’t probably do somersaults or martial arts like some of the biggest stars in the industry, but they can deliver good performances”.

The 34-year-old actor is happy that both his aforementioned films are different in terms of character and plot. “Veere Di Wedding is a typical ensemble, a family movie. Ribbon is a slightly more intimate, in the sense that it focuses on the dynamics of the relationship between a working couple, and how having a kid takes a toll on their relationship,” he adds.

Sumeet, who was primarily a theatre actor before he got some high-profile Bollywood projects, still wants to continue theatre. “A large part of my acting career involves theatre. I mean before Tripling and Permanent, I did small roles in films like English Vinglish (2012). But due to the two series and so many projects in Bollywood, theatre has taken a back seat. But that does not mean I would stop doing it. There’s still a lot of work left in that space and I would still want to continue with it,” he says.

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First Published: Nov 04, 2017 17:31 IST