Actor Anirudh Dave will be seen next in the film Bell Bottom.
Actor Anirudh Dave will be seen next in the film Bell Bottom.

Anirudh Dave: I’ve never understood these lead and supporting actor tags

Actor Anirudh Dave says he is happy to have got an opportunity to be a part of the Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom.
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:48 PM IST

Like thousands of others, Anirudh Dave too came to Mumbai with film aspirations. While he got his first break in TV in 2008, a year later he made his film debut with Satish Kaushik’s Teree Sang. The film, along with two more Bollywood movies he did, Shorgul (2016) and Pranaam (2019), didn’t do well and the actor stationed himself to doing TV. Now, having got an opportunity in Akshay Kumar starring Bell Bottom, Dave is hopeful of reviving his 70 mm dream.

“My film career never took off but TV gave me opportunity, name and fame. It isn’t easy to survive in a city like Mumbai. You’ve to take certain decisions to make things work. The pandemic has taught us how unpredictable things can get. I feel grateful to have work at this point of time,” he says, who has shot for a film in Lucknow titled Quota till July. In August he went to UK to shoot Bell Bottom and then October onwards he’s working on his ongoing TV show.

While he’s excited to be a part of “a big film” like Bell Bottom, where he plays a supporting part, Dave too aspires to portray pivotal roles.

“Who doesn’t want to be a Bollywood film hero? Paar hero ho ya hero ka dost sab hi characters hote hai. You never know which role leaves a lasting impression. Many have asked why did I take up a supporting character? I’ve never understood these lead and supporting actor tags. Aren’t character artistes respected or recognised or getting work? I know a film like Bell Bottom would get me noticed and more work. And when I say I’m working on my career, I don’t mean I’m getting six packs or going about saying that I only want lead roles,” he explains.

Dave says the idea is to continue working and never let ego or false expectations affect your career path. “There are many in the industry earning more than me, have millions of social media followers but that doesn’t mean I’ll start comparing myself with them. I’m patiently waiting for my turn,” he says adding how Kumar inspires him.

“There’s a reason why Akshay Kumar is a star. He’s extremely dedicated and disciplined towards his craft. Subhe jaldi uthne se, set pe aake sabse baat karna, sabka sunna, ek saath kaam karna, bus aapna nahi sabka sochna hi banate hai unko star,” he concludes.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

Author tweets @Shreya_MJ

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Ankita Lokhande said that she went through depression.
Ankita Lokhande said that she went through depression.

Ankita talks about going through depression, says she was in a 'very bad state'

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:35 PM IST
  • Ankita Lokhande, in an Instagram live, talked about going through depression but not opening up about it. She said that she did not have anyone to support her except her family and some fans.
Close
Sonchiriya was Bhumi Pednekar's only film with Sushant Singh Rajput.
Sonchiriya was Bhumi Pednekar's only film with Sushant Singh Rajput.

Bhumi pays emotional tribute to Sushant on Sonchiriya anniversary, shares photos

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:58 PM IST
  • Bhumi Pednekar shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the making of Sonchiriya as the film completed two years of its release. She included a special dedication for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Close
Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda has helmed films such as I Am Kalam and Kadwi Hawa.
Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda has helmed films such as I Am Kalam and Kadwi Hawa.

Nila Madhab Panda: Oscar or not, doesn’t matter, attention of people is important for Kalira Atita

By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, whose next Kalira Atita is eligible for the Best Picture category at Academy Awards, talks about why he sticks to subjects which talk about the climate.
Close
Karisma Kapoor shared a workout selfie.
Karisma Kapoor shared a workout selfie.

Karisma flaunts abs in sports bra and shorts, Manish is reminded of DTPH

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:55 PM IST
  • As Karisma Kapoor showed off her figure in a new Instagram post, Manish Malhotra and Sophie Choudry were reminded of her Dil To Pagal Hai days.
Close
Actor Vineet Kumar Singh will be seen next in the film Adhaar
Actor Vineet Kumar Singh will be seen next in the film Adhaar

Vineet Kumar Singh: My career has been built from one-two scenes; I have played the role of a dead body too

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Vineet Kumar Singh, since he achieved fame with Mukkabaaz (2017), has taken up projects very carefully
Close
Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough got married on February 29, 2016.
Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough got married on February 29, 2016.

Preity Zinta misses husband Gene Goodenough on anniversary, shares cute wish

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:36 PM IST
On her fifth wedding anniversary with Gene Goodenough, Preity Zinta shared a message for him on Instagram. See it here.
Close
Rasika credits Naseeruddin Shah for imparting a great deal of knowledge to her during her foundational years as a student.
Rasika credits Naseeruddin Shah for imparting a great deal of knowledge to her during her foundational years as a student.

Rasika Dugal: Still the nervous student when working with Naseer saab

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:30 PM IST
The actor talks about working with her teacher Naseeruddin Shah in a short film and revisits her days as a student in FTII 14 years ago.
Close
Kangana Ranaut visits her Mumbai office.
Kangana Ranaut visits her Mumbai office.

Kangana visits partially demolished Mumbai office, says her 'heart broke again'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:55 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut on Monday shared photos of her partially demolished Mumbai office, and said that her 'heart broke again' after she visited the property.
Close
Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande were in a six-year relationship that ended in 2016.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande were in a six-year relationship that ended in 2016.

Ankita to Sushant's fans: 'You don't know my story, so stop blaming me'

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:38 PM IST
  • Ankita Lokhande, in an Instagram live, urged Sushant Singh Rajput's fans to stop blaming her and said that no one knows her side of the story. She also revealed that she went through depression.
Close
Sanjay Dutt poses with his family on a yacht.
Sanjay Dutt poses with his family on a yacht.

Sanjay Dutt shows off bleached hair in family photo with Maanayata and twins

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:39 PM IST
  • Sanjay Dutt introduced fans to his new look in a family portrait shared by his wife Maanayata Dutt. He could be seen sporting bleached hair in the photo.
Close
Priyanka Chopra talked about the negativity she gets from many in the South Asian community.
Priyanka Chopra talked about the negativity she gets from many in the South Asian community.

Priyanka Chopra says she gets a lot of negativity from her ‘own community’

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:59 PM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra said that while she gets a lot of love and protectiveness from her South Asian fans, there are a lot of people from the community who are negative about her.
Close
Bailable warrant issued against Kangana Ranaut on Javed Akhtar's complaint
Bailable warrant issued against Kangana Ranaut on Javed Akhtar's complaint

Bailable warrant issued against Kangana Ranaut on Javed Akhtar's complaint

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:46 PM IST
A Mumbai court on Monday issued a bailable warrant against actor Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation complaint filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Close
Kangana Ranaut has shared a childhood photo with a friend.
Kangana Ranaut has shared a childhood photo with a friend.

Kangana says family didn't mind her birth as she was 'very beautiful'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut has spoken about the 'hardships' she had to face in life and how they made her who she is. She even spoke about how her family would treat her, the second daughter.
Close
Anil Kapoor and Rahul Bose in Dil Dhadakne Do.
Anil Kapoor and Rahul Bose in Dil Dhadakne Do.

Rahul Bose reacts to Anil's story about 'almost killing' him on Dil Dhadakne Do

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:17 PM IST
  • Actor Rahul Bose has reacted to Anil Kapoor's story about almost killing him while shooting a scene for Dil Dhadakne Do.
Close
Take a peek inside Parineeti Chopra's Mumbai house.
Take a peek inside Parineeti Chopra's Mumbai house.

Step inside Parineeti Chopra's 'perfect heaven' of a home with a sea view

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Parineeti Chopra often shares photos of her Mumbai home. On Monday, she posted new pictures from her house, showing off the balloons and flowers that she'd received after the release of her film, The Girl on the Train.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP