Catch Darsheel Safary’s play in Pune on November 10

Actor Safary is excited to be part of theatre and wants to continue being on stage as much as on screen

pune Updated: Nov 02, 2017 20:43 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Darsheel Safary,Abhishek Pattnaik,Two Adorable Losers
Actor Darsheel Safary will be playing a college student in the English play Two Adorable Losers

Actor Darsheel Safary is best remembered for his role, Ishaan in the 2007 Aamir Khan-starrer Taare Zameen Par. He then went on to star in a few television shows and also took up theatre. Darsheel, who will be visiting Pune next week, speaks to HT Café about his role in the play, Two Adorable Losers, and how much he enjoys theatre.

“I am loving being on stage. There is something new to learn every day with every show. Anyway, I am very young in the field and have a lot to learn. I feel theatre makes you a complete actor,” says Darsheel.

Two Adorable Losers is an English comedy in which Abhishek Pattnaik portrays a professor from Odisha, who is weak in his English diction, and Safary plays Akshay, a third year BA student, who is weak in his academics. Both suffer from the same problem — an inferiority complex. In an attempt to regain their lost confidence, they approach each other in an unusual alliance. The play is brought to Pune by Aabracadabra.

“The most difficult part in this play is that I can’t stop laughing while performing. Abhishek is hilarious and cracks me up with his comic timing and crazy gestures. I have to really get my focus right and perform without letting him make me laugh. It also helps me think straight and prepares me to do better on stage. His funny mannerisms during rehearsals train me to be unaffected on the performance day,” adds Darsheel.

Coming back to his association with theatre, he adds, “Being on stage is all about the experience. I feel it has been one of my best decisions to take up theatre. It has helped me balance my acting, it teaches me how to be loud but not overact, how to emote but in proportion and so much.”

Darsheel feels he still has a long way to go in theatre and films. “I want to reach a level where I am renowned for the character I play and not as an individual. I have to learn to be calm and focus my energies. I am an energetic and anxious person before every performance and Abhishek keeps telling me to sit in one corner and switch off. I guess with time I will be able to achieve that. As of now, I am fidgety about who will be in the front row, who all are attending, do we have a full house and other things.”

Catch it live:

What: Aabracadabra presents Two Adorable Losers

Where: Nehru Memorial Hall, Camp

When: November 10 at 8pm at Nehru Memorial Hall

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 20:40 IST